On March 8, 2019, we took our Helotes Area Community Band to Austin where they performed a concert in the State Capitol Rotunda. We left Helotes on a charter bus with more than 40 members of the band at 8 a.m. and arrived at the Capitol with plenty of time for the band members to enjoy touring the building and refreshing their Texas history before setting up for the concert at noon.
Visitors in and around the Capitol Rotunda, and on the balconies above, certainly knew that Helotes was in the house! Cameras were everywhere as people from all over the State and nation enjoyed a program starting with “The Eyes of Texas” and ending with “The Aggie War Hymn” and our State song, “
The Helotes Area Community Band is comprised of volunteer musicians ranging in age from high school students to retired professionals. he Band, originally organized in 2008, performs at least 3 major concerts each year with their