Category: Sports

Marching bands have flutes, too!

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Ask Ashlea Brianna Carter if flutes are important to the sound of a marching band, and she will give you an emphatic “Yes!” The Press, out of a desire to give equal coverage to all sections of the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band, sat down with …

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Sanchez totally into the trombone

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Jerry Sanchez plays the trombone in the Silver Tarpon Marching Band and does not mind at all that it takes up so much of his time in the summer. Summertime is traditionally that time of year when students have time to relax, sleep late, and engage in all …

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Nieto recalls Tarpon football career

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS He was known as the “Nitro Man” or, simply, “Nitro.” He is Port Isabel Junior High, and part-time Varsity, football coach Johnny Nieto. He recently met with the Press at a local burger place and shared the memories of his playing days as a Port Isabel Tarpon. Nieto …

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Drum major Morales ready to go

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Elizabeth Morales is a clarinet player when she’s in the ranks of the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band. However, she will not be down in the ranks for the 2019 marching season. She will be one of two drum majors fronting the band this year for the …

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Fischer excited for Color Guard

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Layla Kate Fischer is an incoming senior at Port Isabel High and has been a member of the Silver Tarpon Marching Band since she was in the eighth grade. Previously, she played trumpet and was a part of the frontal ensemble for the Friday night halftime shows …

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Martinez will balance band, athletics

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High junior Karina Martinez balances participation in band with athletics, and even plans to have time for the academic part of high school life. The Press sat with Martinez in the school cafeteria recently where she spoke about how she thinks she can get it all …

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PIHS band students report for duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The general membership of the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band began reporting this week at the high school band halls. Drum line percussionists reported first, two weeks ago, then everyone took the week of the Fourth off. Now it’s “All Hands on Deck” as the entire band …

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Sax player Fleming excited to get going

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It takes motivation and a substantial sense of purpose to make this kind of commitment. Summer band camp has begun for all members of the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band. Participation requires a large commitment of time and energy so that Tarpon fans can enjoy a …

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Drumline back on duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Summer band camp for the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band always starts with the percussionists. Specifically, that means that the drum line reports first. This past Monday the tenor, snare, and bass drummers all reported in, and your instrumental music reporter found them not in the band …

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Mata ready for marching season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sophomore snare drummer Mia Mata was one of three snare drummers who reported for duty on the first day of summer band camp this past Monday. After practice that afternoon, she sat with the Press and talked about the music for the new show and the upcoming marching …

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