This Tribute to Selena Was the Best Part of the Sugar Bowl

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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When the Texas Longhorns took on the Georgia Bulldogs at the AllState Sugar Bowl on January 1, millions of people tuned in to watch the game. And if they didn’t switch the channel during halftime, they witnessed a charming show and the best part of the bowl. When the The University of Texas Longhorn Band took the field in New Orleans, they paid tribute to La Reina del Tex Mex.

As the 300-member group played “Como La Flor,” they created a formation to spell out the cursive “Selena” logo that many of us are familiar with. According to Scott Hanna, the associate director of bands, said the group learned to make the formation in one day. The band had previously played “Como La Flor” during the season’s opener, and it felt fitting to play the song at the end of the season, too. “We liked the idea of taking a part of home with us and showing everyone what we are about,” he told My San Antonio.

Those of us who missed out on the show live can thank Sergio Chapa for documenting it and posting it on social media. A Selena fan page on Facebook picked it up, and nearly 700,000 people have watched the video since it went up on the page on Wednesday. Check it out below.

We are proud that the The University of Texas Longhorn Band 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 Sergio Chapa

Posted by Selena on Wednesday, January 2, 2019