HHS to host Texas A&M Band Oct. 22

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–The Helena High School Marching Band can be seen marching inside of Husky Stadium on the campus of Helena High School every Friday night in the fall, but on Oct. 22, HHS will welcome some special guests.

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The University of Alabama football team will welcome the Texas A&M Aggies into town for a huge top 10 SEC showdown at Bryant Denny Stadium.

Prior to the matchup, Helena High School will host the Texas A&M “Fightin’ Texas Aggie” Marching Band for their rehearsal prior to the game.

The Texas A&M band plans to arrive at Husky Stadium at approximately 9:30 a.m. the morning of Oct. 22. The rehearsal will last until 11 a.m.

The Texas A&M Band welcomes the public to attend the rehearsal, especially students, regardless of whether or not they are in a high school band. There is no cost to attend the rehearsal.

“The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is nationally known for its precision military marching formations on the football gridiron and is the largest military marching band in the nation,” according to Texas A&M department of music activities. The band consists of more than 400 Corps of Cadets.

The Aggie Band is directed by Dr. Timothy Rhea, Lt. Col. Jay Brewer and Lt. Russell Tipton.