Three Ascension Parish Bands Perform at Showcase of Marching Bands Monday, Nov 9 2009 

Saturday, November 7, 2009, Ascension Parish had a strong showing from their parish.  Three of the local high schools, Dutchtown, East Ascension and St. Amant competed in the Showcase of Marching Bands at ULL’s Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

All three bands had excellent performances.  It was such a pleasure to watch our Ascension Parish band students excel in what they do.  The crowd loved what they saw!

A huge round of applause is needed for all of the band directors, students and parents.  All of your hard work certainly showed on Saturday night.  I personally thank the band directors for their dedication and genuine care of the students that they teach. You have inspired these young people to excel at so many levels.  Each of you are truly special.  I also would like to thank all of the parents that help the bands.  Without the help you all give, much of this would not be possible.  From the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU.

It is no secret that I am a St. Amant High School Band Fan…  I have a special interest there. With that being said, you can click the video below to view the performance of the St. Amant Golden Gator Band.

I will monitor YouTube and as I see the other schools performances uploaded I will provide a link for those as well.


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St. Amant High School Golden Gator Marching Band Attends Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands Friday, Nov 6 2009 

Marching season is coming to an end…  The St. Amant High School Golden Gator Marching Band will culminate the season in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday November 7, 2009 at the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands. The event will be held at ULL Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana

Over 30 high school bands from across Louisiana come to compete.  The first performance begins at 9:00am and the awards will be presented at 7:30pm.  All day admission is only $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 5-12, children 4 and under are free.

I heard someone the other day describe this event as “being like Drumline (the movie) only with more class”.  This is a pretty good description of the event.  The best bands from the state come to one place to comptete for their bragging rights. Marching bands are surely different from what I remember so many years ago!

Good luck to the St. Amant High School Golden Gator band. You guys Rock!

St. Amant High School Golden Gator Marching Band

Ascension Parish Band Night 2009 Monday, Oct 26 2009 

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Come out to Dutchtown High School for Ascension Parish Band Night!

This annual event is free to the public. (Although, donations for the bands are accepted :))

The middle and high school bands will all be performing for your listening enjoyment.

The High school bands will each get to present their half time shows.  If you haven’t seen a high school marching band half time show lately, you will be surprised in how the marching bands have progressed over the years.  Ascension parish holds some of the best marching bands in the state!

This event is usually held at East Ascenion but because of some field conditions we will be entertained at Dutchtown High School.  The event starts at 6:00 pm on Tuesday October 27, 2009.  See you there!

Dutchtown Marching Festival Thursday, Oct 15 2009 

Looking for something to do Saturday? 

The Dutchtown Sound is holding its annual fundraiser, The Dutchtown Marching Festival. 

The marching festival will feature over 10 South Louisiana marching bands that will perform their half-time marching shows. 

The Festival will be held on Saturday October 17 from 11am-9pm at Griffin Field.   If you have never had the opportunity to watch some of the best marching bands in our area, you are in for a treat.  It is amazing to see what these high school students can do.  All of the proceed will support the Dutchtown High School Band. 

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