Hundreds of Students Rock “The Hill” on High School Band Day

  • HS Band Day Participants

More than 800 students from nearly a dozen high schools from around Texas played their hearts out at Prairie View A&M University’s Panther Stadium for High School Band Day.

“Each year around June, we solicit participation from various schools for High School Band Day,” said Dr. Timmey Zachery, PVAMU’s Director of Bands. “For this year’s performance, nearly 12-hundred students and parents showed up for the final event on November 11. It was great.”

Before the big event, chosen bands rehearsed with Marching Storm captains and section leaders. Then, two schools were picked to perform at a game solo.

“For this year’s event, we picked Alto High School and Reagan Early College High School to perform at our halftime show,” said Zachery. “Then, when they finished, we brought everyone out to the field to perform with the Marching Storm.”

In addition to Alto and Reagan, the final lineup included Royal, Yates, Booker T. Washington, Kimball, Ozen, Marlin, West Orange, MLK Academy, Heights, and Northside High Schools.

“Every year, I look forward to High School Band Day, because it’s a phenomenal opportunity for us to recruit future Panthers and future Marching Storm Members,” said Zachery.

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-This story by Marchita Shilo originally appeared in Academic Insights.