Pueblo Groups Entertain Crowd At 99th Annual Rodeo Parade

By Jenna Twaje

This past Feb. 22 marked Tucson’s 99th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo (simply known as just “the Rodeo”), and for the past nearly 60 years, Pueblo High School students have performed in this Southern Arizona iconic event.

This year, Pueblo’s Cheer, Mariachi Aztlán and Band entertained the crowd from 12th Avenue all the way back to the rodeos grounds.

Yesenia Martinez, Pueblo’s Cheer coach, enjoyed the experience there. With the team practicing for a few weeks, she praised her team for doing a “great job.” She added that she loved seeing family and friends in the crowd waving and supporting our Warriors.

Pueblo’s band teacher Mr. John Guzman said his class had also performed “very well” throughout the parade. He admitted that the team worked very hard and there was a lot of preparation for the rodeo parade, conditioning his class for the three-mile march.

Senior Alexis Vargas, a member of Mariachi Aztlán group, had practiced with her class for a week before the rodeo.

“This was my second appearance at the rodeo,” Vargas said, “and I really tried to soak it all in since it’s my senior year.”

Next year’s La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo will be celebrating its centennial (100th) year, and Pueblo High School will be sure to be part of the festivities.

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