Tuesday, June 30, 2009

San Antonio Variety Band donates Fiesta prize money to St. PJ's Children's Home

the giant check, before we handed it over!

San Antonio's Groove City Band was awarded the first prize as Fiesta's Best Band, for the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.  The honor came with a $2500 award.  The band chose to award their prize money to St. Peter St. Joseph Children's Home in San Antonio.  This is a home that cares for abused and abandoned children, as well as offering family counseling and other services for distressed families in the city.

The presentation was made the morning of May 19th, in front of the Fiesta Commission offices, during a press conference.  Erica Gonzaba (Miss Fiesta 2005), who sang with the band during the parade, Ivette and Jose Irizarry answered questions from the press.

Jose, Ivette and Erica at the press conference

After the press conference, the band answered questions and gave interviews to local news channels

Groove City Band members and Erica Gonzaba with the giant check!

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