The state champion Mineola High School Marching Band was welcomed home, receiving a police and fire department escort back to the school parking lot Thursday afternoon as they returned from San Antonio. The marching band won state for the first time in school history last week. (Monitor photo by Quinton Lilley)
State Senator Bryan Hughes, himself a graduate of Mineola High School, gave an inspiring speech congratulating the band on being the Class 3A champion band during a community pep rally Friday afternoon at Meredith Memorial Stadium. (Monitor photo by Doris Newman)
The large and loud pep rally Friday afternoon included recognition of the high school band and seniors. (Monitor photo by Doris Newman)
Mineola Mayor Kevin White reads a proclamation declaring it Mineola YellowJackets Marching Band Day in the city of Mineola during the community pep rally Friday. White also recognized Carlos Galaz on his performance at the state cross country meet.
Band Manager Ben Adams was the first to emerge from the giant Yellowjacket as each member of the band was introduced. (Monitor photos by