By CRAIG ALANIZ
The Port Isabel High School Silver Tarpon Band competed in state level competition at the Alamodome in San Antonio last week.
Band Director Scott Hartsfield said he was amazed by the fan turnout to see the marching band perform in the contest. He said he was satisfied with the band’s performance and the support with the community.
The Silver Tarpon Band did not make the finals in the state competition but placed in the top 13. “It just wasn’t our year,” Hartsfield said.
The students will have more opportunities to showcase their talents at the state level with individual auditions and UIL competitions. Hartsfield said next year the band will participate in Honors Band and will be ready for the next marching competition year.
“We did as well as we could and we are excited to push the envelope in other competitions,” Hartsfield said.
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