Hitchcock marching band

Hitchcock marching band drum major Gerald Stephenson, on the stand, directs the band on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, during rehearsal at Crosby Middle School, preparing for the state competition this week in San Antonio. The band is 30 members strong and will be smallest band in attendance at state.

Congratulations and best wishes are in order for the Hitchcock High School marching band, which Wednesday will compete at the Texas University Interscholastic League’s State Marching Band Contest finals.

It will be the first time in the school’s history the band has made it to finals, said Mike Stephenson, booster club president, former Bulldogs drum major and proud father of senior Gerald Stephenson, who’s the band’s drum major this year.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com

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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 First 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

Performance will be at 3:15 pm in the Alamodome.

Bailey Jones


Carlos Ponce

Message from Rachael Tomlinson Stephenson "The Pride of Bulldog Land, the Hitchcock Marching Band finished 15 in the state for 3A!!! That is 15th out of over 230 3A bands!!! We are so very proud of this amazing, hardworking band!!!!"

The Band did a remarkable job ! Kudos to all band members, their parents, Directors Mr. Brunson and Mr. Otto, former drum majors from the last century Michael Stephenson and Robert Pace (my former students), Rachael Stephenson, the Band Association! We are proud of you!

Bailey Jones


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