STPD has been making a run for the border the first weekend in March for the past several years to participate in Hidalgo’s International Music Festival known as Borderfest. The band has been so well received that we have fans from all over the nation, Canada and Mexico who seek us out every year!
Our weekend starts out with everyone piling into 15P vans and driving all evening until we arrive at the host hotel. Saturday morning we line up with high school marching bands from the surrounding areas and floats as far as the eye can see. We were the second band in the parade line-up this year, but the 25th group to march down the boulevard. The parade ends at the entrance gate to the festival where there are multiple stages set up throughout the area along with a midway, food court and special entertainment that showcases the part of the globe that the festival is centered around. In years past the themes have ranged from Australia to Britain; this year the theme was Mexico!