Odem High School marching band took off Tuesday morning for the state marching band competition in San Antonio.

The students were excited about the challenge of state competition.

"I believe we deserve to do well. we've worked very very hard - we worked really heard," Senior Cheyenne Boyne said.

"I'm very exciting. I'm very glad we made it back to state," Senior John Pizana said.

Santa Gertrudis Academy in Kingsville is also heading off to the state competition.