Band Festival

Festival Information

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gates open at 5 pm
Patriotic Prelude: 6:30 pm
Festival: 7:00 pm

Location: SAISD's Alamo Stadium (110 Tuleta Drive)

Parking: Spectator parking areas will open at 5:00 pm and will be available in select lots at Alamo Stadium, Trinity University, and the SAWS parking garage. Additional open parking is available in the Sunken Gardens and SA Zoo areas.


Watch the 2015 Band Festival!


The 77th Battle of Flowers® Band Festival, held on April 23, 2015, was entitled "This Land is Your Land!"


Students from more than 30 high school bands from San Antonio and surrounding areas will join forces to present an entertaining musical evening that is undoubtedly one of Fiesta’s most popular events. Some of the highlights will include Herald Trumpets saluting Fiesta royalty, parades of high stepping bands with colorful flags and twirlers, and specially chosen feature bands performing their award-winning UIL shows for the crowd. At the end of the evening, all 3,000 musicians will perform together on the field in a spectacular crowd-pleasing finale!


The Battle of Flowers® Association sponsors an annual competition among area high school students to design the cover for the Band Festival program. From among the entries, 30 drawings will be selected by a local judge. Those entries will be framed and displayed at a reception honoring the students and their art instructors. The top five winners will receive cash awards. The winning submission will be displayed on the cover of more than 12,000 programs.


The Band Festival is organized and sponsored by the Battle of Flowers® Association, which was chartered in 1914 with the mission of celebrating Texas history. The Band Festival first became a part of Fiesta in 1935. An executive committee composed of area band directors and music educators works with Battle of Flowers® Association volunteers to plan the evening’s program.


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2015 Band Festival Winners:

6A 1st Place: Johnson HS
6A 2nd Place: Brandeis HS

5A 1st Place: Jefferson HS
5A 2nd Place: McCollum HS

4A 1st Place: Poteet HS
4A 2nd Place: Antonian HS

Peoples Choice: East Central HS
Spirit Award: Steele HS