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San Marcos firefighters take the heat off Rattler Band

Sunday, August 26, 2018

San Marcos High School Rattler Band members cheer as they get a surprise hosing down by the San Marcos Fire Department after band practice Friday. After four weeks of rehearsal, the event acknowledged all their hard work in the punishing summer sun before the start of the new school year. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

After their hosing down, the drenched but cheerful students and directors of the San Marcos High School Rattler Band grab a quick group photo with San Marcos Fire Department firefighters from Station 2.

Jamez Mazac takes a break as water drips off his hair and clothes.

Firefighter Tanner McLean has a little too much fun dousing the students with a fire hose. 

Band members take turns standing in front of the hose to get soaked. 

Markel Sanders takes a break from standing with his friends in front of the hose to try and dry off. 

Band members laugh and wipe water out of their eyes as the hose makes another pass over them.