The Legacy

John Marshall High School is the oldest Northside high school in San Antonio and was established in 1950.

John Marshall High School is the oldest Northside high school in San Antonio and was established in 1950.  The Mighty Ram Band has had a long history and tradition of excellence for over half a century. In 1976 the band set a world’s record for continuous concert, performing 52 hours and 3 minutes in Wonderland Mall (now known as Wonderland of the Americas). That same year, the band became the first band from the state of Texas in 20 years to be invited to march in the 1977 Tournament of Roses Parade. The Ram Band also appeared in the 1977 feature film “Rolling Thunder”. The first and second band directors at Marshall have had Northside Schools named for them; Mr Bob Lewis, band director from 1957 to 1975 and Mr. Charles Kuentz Jr., band director from 1975 into the 1980s.