HHS jazz band to perform at Spurs game

Aaron Zapata, a sophomore at Harlingen High School is looking forward to cutting loose with his baritone saxophone next week.

He and 79 other members of the school’s jazz band will perform March 17 at the San Antonio Spurs game at the AT&T Center.

“We are going to be performing ‘Absolutely Awesome’ at the beginning,” said Aaron, 16, a member of the Harlingen High School Jazz Band.

“I feel really excited,” said Aaron, a sophomore. “I’ve never been to an actual NBA game before.”

Band director Ronnie Rios said the students perform with a great deal of confidence.

“They perform with a lot of enthusiasm,” Rios said. “The synergy and energy, that’s what got them the attention.”