On New Year’s Eve, Selena got a huge shoutout by the University of Texas Longhorn Band. Associate Director of Bands Scott Hanna told mySA.com that he asked his musicians which song they wanted to play during the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and the result was a song by their native Texan queen, Selena. “We liked the idea of taking a part of home with us and showing everyone what we are about,” Hanna said.
The halftime show had their 300 member group spell out Selena on the field while playing “Como La Flor” and it was an amazing performance! Selena’s official Instagram account posted the video and captioned it with: We are proud that the University of Texas Longhorn Band @longhornband paid tribute to Selena at this year’s Sugarbowl halftime show held at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans!
Fans on Twitter also expressed so much love for this incredible tribute to Selena. Here’s some of their comments:
@sylviaamador9: “That’s what the Hook’em Horns hulls was all about. Well let me add ‘Congratulations on a eye stopping rendition.’ And thank you for honoring one of our own. BRAVO and MUCHAS GRACIAS.” @dflores80: “I can’t stop watching the video! ❤ it!” @SpenceCoco: “So beautifully done.. Made me tear up ?❤? #Selena #ComoLaFlor.” And @JohnSor07502447 said: “Super special awesome fantastic incredible such amazing work by the band thank you for the tweet the pictures the recording thank you for doing a marvelous job my heart has lifted all I can say is Love is beautiful happy new year God bless all Americans.”
Here’s the performance below:
We are proud that the @LonghornBand paid tribute to Selena at this year’s Sugarbowl halftime show held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans! #hookem #ComoLaFlor #SiempreSelena
Video credit: Courtesy of @SergioChapa pic.twitter.com/LywyBt9GqR
— Selena (@SelenaLaLeyenda) January 3, 2019
This isn’t the first time a marching band has paid tribute to Selena. Here’s more amazing renditions.
Which performance is your favorite, and what Selena song do you think a marching band should play next? Let us know in the comment section below.