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Battle of Flowers: NEISD shines at band festival

Board and superintendent at the Battle of the Bands

(l to r) Letti Bresnahan, Board Vice-President, Sandy Hughey, Board Secretary, Dr. Donna Newman, Associate Superintendent, and Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, Superintendent of Schools celebrate Fiesta at the Battle of Flowers Band Festival.

The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is a Fiesta favorite for many across the city. It's a unique event that highlights bands from the entire area in one magnificent show. This year, NEISD had three bands perform: Roosevelt, Churchill, and Lee high schools.

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The 76th annual Battle of Flowers Band Festival showcased 30 high school bands from San Antonio, Poteet, and the University of Texas Pep Band at Comalander Stadium. Fiesta Royalty and Dignitaries were also presented. This year's theme was "The Magic of Make Believe."

The crowdwas treated to the Massed Band Presentation Finale featuring all the bands performing "Land of Make Believe" by Chuck Mangione and "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly. A fireworks show ended the evening.

Churchill at the festival

Churchill High School was a feature band for the night.

Frances Mesko

Frances Mesko, Rooosevelt High School, with her artwork featured on the cover of the program.

Lee High School

Lee High School competed in front of the crowd.

Lee High School

Lee High School band boosters and fans enjoyed the show.

All bands on field

All the bands performed together on the field.

Roosevelt holds Go Public banner.

Roosevelt High School carried the Go Public banner.

Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School competed in front of the crowd.

UT Band

The University of Texas Pep Band kicked off the event.

Posted on April 25, 2014