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Area high school band members join Blinn Band for halftime performance

More than 80 high school band members join second Buccaneer Band Experience

More than 80 high school band members join second Buccaneer Band Experience

September 27, 2023

More than 80 high school band students from 17 area high schools were part of the Blinn College Buccaneer Band during a recent football game halftime performance.

The high school band members performed with the Blinn Band during halftime of the Blinn-New Mexico Military Institute game at Cub Stadium, one of the activities of the Buccaneer Band Experience.

The second annual Buccaneer Band Experience included a day of activities, including Association of Texas Small School Bands and University Interscholastic League clinics and culminating in the halftime performance.

“We were thrilled to have so many outstanding young musicians join us this weekend,” said Dr. Sarah Burke, Director of Bands. “I look forward to the continued success of this event.”

Students were from Bellville, Brenham, Burton, Columbus, East Bernard, Edna, Glen Rose, Hallettsville, Iola, Kingwood, Lexington, Needville, Riesel, Royal, Schulenburg, Smithville, and West Columbia.

The Buccaneer band is active throughout the year, appearing at halftime shows during the football season, exhibition performances as a guest college band at regional and area University Interscholastic League marching band contests, campus concerts, and a concert tour each spring. The Buccaneer band also hosts and performs at the annual Buccaneer Marching Band Festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, at Cub Stadium.

The Buccaneer Band is part of the Blinn College Music Department, which also offers Choral and Vocal Studies, Piano Study, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Drum Band.

For more information regarding the Blinn Music Program, including scholarship and audition opportunities, visit

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