The Ben Bolt Palito Blanco Independent School District performed Saturday, May 9 at the Texas Music Festival at South Padre Island.

The Middle School Band and Mariachi won a total of eight trophies at the TMF Festival. The Middle School Varsity Mariachi won the Grand Champion trophy at the TMF.

BBPB ISD Music Department Results:

Sixth Grade Band----------------------1st Division Trophy,

Seventh & Eight Grade Band-------1st Division Trophy and Best in Class Trophy

Sixth Grade Mariachi------------------1st Division Trophy, and Best in Class Trophy

Seventh & Eight Grade Mariachi---1st Division Trophy, Best in Class Trophy, and Grand Champion Trophy

Grand Champion Series as selected by all three judges.

Grand Champion---Ben Bolt MS Varsity Mariachi

2nd Place-------------Taylor HS Band

3rd Place--------------Macedonia Varsity MS Band

There were close to 50 middle school parents in the audience while the groups performed.

The band and mariachi students were treated to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark after their performances. The band/mariachi students raised money through fundraising projects to help pay for their park tickets and a meal.

Parent sponsors provided meals for the afternoon and supper.

The kids were accompanied, chaperoned and directed  by Joe Soliz, Buddy Garcia and parent manager Rick Torrez.

On Sunday, May 17 the Varsity Mariachi will be featured on Channel 3's Domingo Show.