Coming soon! Tickets for the Band Festival go on sale Monday, February 19, 2024 at 12 PM.
About The Festival
Every year, students from more than 30 local high school bands join together to present an entertaining musical evening that is undoubtedly one of Fiesta’s most popular events. Some of the highlights include Herald Trumpets, parades of bands with colorful flags and twirlers, and feature bands performing their award-winning UIL shows for the crowd. At the end of the evening, all musicians will perform together in a spectacular finale set to fireworks!
The Battle of Flowers Band Festival was first held in 1937, and is the oldest and longest running marching Band Festival in the country. The purpose of the Band Festival is to offer high school bands a unique opportunity to perform together and encourage their interest in music. Top placing bands and fan favorites are awarded with “Celebration of Music” grants to support and encourage the arts in our local schools.
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2023 Winning Bands
More than 4,000 marching band students, twirlers and performers from 37 area high schools competed in the 2023 Battle of Flowers® Association Band Festival. We’re proud to announce this year’s award-winning bands!
Parade of Bands
CATEGORY 3A & BELOW
1st Place: Robert G. Cole High School
2nd Place: Marion High School
1st Place: John F. Kennedy High School
2nd Place: Memorial High School
1st Place: Pieper High School
2nd Place: Southwest Legacy High School
1st Place: Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School
2nd Place: John Paul Stevens High School
The Spirit Award
Presented to the color guard or flag unit that demonstrated outstanding preparation, attitude, conduct and cooperation at this year’s color guard rehearsals.
WINNER: Alamo Heights High School
The Chairman’s Award
Formerly the People’s Choice Award, this is presented to the band that executed the most “crowd pleasing” performance during the Parade of Bands.
WINNER: Pieper High School