MISSOURI CITY, TX - The Hightower High School marching band is going bowling, and by that, we mean the Hurricanes are headed to the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
"Playing at the Peach Bowl is going to be really exciting," Gabrielle Long said. "I feel like after we do this, we're going to have a lot of publicity for our school."
Hightower has been planning to perform at the New Year's eve game in Atlanta for most of this season. As an added bonus, it turns out the Peach Bowl involves the University of Houston. The Cougars take on Florida State in the football game. Before opening kick though, the excitement will be building for the band members.
"I want to show people that we're capable of doing more than what they think we are," Karli Brown said. "We're going to show them that this is who we are. This is what Hightower loves to do."
Brown says the big difference between the Hightower band and others in the area is their emphasis on a "show" style versus a "choir" one. The big goal is to stir up excitement with the audience.
"I'm looking forward to performing in a big crowd, lots of energy," Cain Gamez said. "It's going to be a fun environment."
Hightower is expecting to send about 90 performers to Atlanta. There's a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of the trip, which can be found here.