By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
Andrew Heard continues to inspire, even those who may not have had the chance to know him. The Cuero High School marching band will pay homage to Heard with their show this fall, based on the book he and his wife, Bailey, wrote for their daughter, “The Ellie Project.” As director Richard Varela points out, though, the idea came out of nowhere and found them.
“It wasn’t our original idea to do “The Ellie Project,”” Varela said. “We were gonna do a patriotic show. We wanted to do a meaningful show. It being a UIL year, we always look to see what gets the best crowd response. If the crowd is responding to it, the judges will respond to it.”
A patriotic theme was chosen back in November 2015, but following the Christmas break, they were unable to visualize the show from the music made for them.