Jamming out: Ann Richards marching band preforms at Band Jamboree

  • The colorguard lines up as the Band Jamboree begins. Schools all over Austin ISD showcased their marching bands at the Band Jamboree. The Texas State Bobcat Marching Band also made an appearance at the very end of the Jamboree. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Principal Jeanne Goka waves to the audience after the band’s performance is dedicated to her. Ms. Goka has been with the school since it opened and recently announced her retirement. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Dana Nichols (12) prepares to lead the band. This is Nichols’ second year as drum major, and fourth year in marching band. “My favorite part about performing is the moment when, at the end of the show, everyone's looking at each other and can't help but smile,” Nichols said. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Paola Escobedo (12) and Luisa Silva (12) wave their flags during their performance. It is Escobedo’s second year in color guard and Silva’s third year. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Yadira Iglesias (12) leads a formation while playing the bass clarinet. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • The color guard carries their flags as they perform. The theme this year is “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” so the color guard dressed as festive presents and carried gifts as they performed. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Luisa Silva (12) holds a gift box during her routine. The Marching Band has been preparing this performance since their summer band camp, which went from July-August. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Eyra Rabiela (9) and Yadira Iglesias (11) dance as they begin their show. After performances, band director Stephen Howard talks to the band and reviews their performance together. Photo by Becca Alonso.
  • Principal Jeanne Goka waves to the audience after the band’s performance is dedicated to her. Ms. Goka has been with the school since it opened and recently announced her retirement. Photo by Becca Alonso.
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