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Carlos Ponce

Good luck in San Antonio! These are great kids and great musicians. Moving the percussion pit from the front of the band next to the track to the back of the formation was a bold move by Mr. Brunson that has paid off in a richer sound and in viewing the band formations during the show. With a band this size it accentuates the marchers without compromising the percussion sound. A special shout out to the parents of the band members. Parents are the backbone of a child's education. Several band parents are my former students.

Keith Gray

Good Luck at State Hitchcock Band

Carlos Ponce

The article fails to mention the contributions of Assistant Director Mr. Fred Otto, a 1987 graduate of Santa Fe High School who was involved in State Marching Contests while in school. Asides from his duties as an assistant director helping mold the talents of these young musicians he also drives the instrument van to and from out of town football games and marching competitions.

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Kathryn Eastburn

Thank you for that, Mr. Ponce. Unfortunately, I have to make choices in the interest of length of a story. Clearly, Mr. Otto is a huge part of the program and has been for a long time.

Karen Griswold

Awesome! Best of luck in San Antonio. Your hard work is paying off.

Jennifer Lawrence

This is wonderful! Way to go Hitchcock!

Carlos Ponce

The Hitchcock Band will be leaving Wednesday morning at 7:30 am bound for San Antonio. Those who wish to "send them off" are encouraged to show up with signs, honk your horns or just wave as the charters pass by at the following locations:

Parking lot at Hitchcock Baptist Church on FM 2004

Parking lot at Natural Groove on Highway 6

Parking lot at Texas First Bank on Highway 6

Parking lot at One Stop Hardware on Highway 6

Parking lot at Family Practice on Delaney Road

Parking lot at Gulf Coast Four Square Church on Delaney Road

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