SAN ANTONIO – Students from more than 30 local high school bands gather on April 27 for the 85th Annual Battle of Flowers Band Festival. The theme for this year is Where Fiesta Reigns.
The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is the nation’s oldest and longest-running marching band festival and offers a unique opportunity for high school bands to perform together and foster their interest in music, according to BattleOfFlowers.org.
The festival, which began in 1937, is held at Alamo Stadium. The Battle of Flowers Band Festival will be streamed live from 6:30 p.m. on KSAT.com, KSAT Plus and YouTube.
The Battle of Flowers Band Festival will re-broadcast on April 29 from 2pm to 5pm on KSAT 12 and all KSAT digital platforms.
The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is a night of musical entertainment with highlights such as Herald Trumpets, parades of bands with colorful flags and twirls, and bands performing their award-winning UIL shows for the audience.
Top ranking bands and fan favorites are awarded Celebration of Music grants to support and encourage the arts in local schools.
At the end of the evening, all musicians perform together in a spectacular finale with fireworks.
Search online for a list of participating bands.
If you wish to attend in person, you can purchase tickets online from $7 each. Friendly Reminder: Alamo Stadium has a clear bag policy.
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Check out the Fiesta coverage on KSAT
KSAT will provide live coverage of a number of Fiesta events in 2023, including all major parades. Here you can watch them on KSAT 12, KSAT Plus (our free streaming app), YouTube and KSAT.com:
Thursday April 20: feast feast from Travis Park 8pm-10pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms
Monday, April 24th: Texas Cavaliers River Parade, 7pm-10pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Watch coverage of the parade from 7-9pm followed by the SA Live River Parade After Party out of 9-10 p.m
Friday, April 28: Battle of the Flower Parade, 9am-2pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Coverage of the parade begins at 9 a.m. The broadcast of the parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by the “SA Live” Battle of Flowers Afterparty from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m
Saturday April 29: Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade, 7pm-11pm — On KSAT 12 and all digital platforms. Watch them Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade Pre-Party from 7pm-8pm with live parade coverage from 8pm-11pm
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