Yesterday, as I was cooking dinner, I heard the beat of drums outside our house. I recognized that sound immediately and knew what it meant: Warren Easton marches again!

It’s probably the coolest thing about living on my block. The high school marching band comes down our street almost every school day. Or rather, they did, before the city was flooded. It’s been over a year since they passed by our house.

I came out to take a look. Other neighbors filtered out of their homes to check it out.

Warren Easton Marches Again

They were standing at parade rest, and the instructors were scolding them to stop talking and pay attention. This got me to thinking about the fact that their program is probably starting over essentially from scratch. When they passed by our house on the Thursday before Katrina, they were playing songs. Now they seem to be working on fundamentals. I didn’t even hear a horn. Will they be ready in time for Mardi Gras?

I bet they will.

  1. Hooray for Warren Easton High School. I spoke with some of the teachers there, and they said the band is totally starting over from scratch. They are trying to get these students with no musical training ready for Mardi Gras. Sounds like a movie plot.

  2. In Indianapolis on Friday the Broad Ripple marching band took to the streets and it almost made me cry. It’s one of the things I miss the most about NO.

    B and XY, followed closely by High school marching bands

  3. I’m hearing them over here on my block too, fundementals are ok, it’s just great to hear them. Where I’m at, we’ve got the streetcar sound, the river traffic, the ice cream truck, the clarions again in a nearby church. C’est si bon! Except for a bit too many police sirens but I guess that’s good on some level too.

  4. Hey B, The Warren Easton band has Re Invented Itself Since katrina. Hopefully Gustov will die and let the bands live. Their first event of the year is THIS WEEKEND!

    Yes i know because i am a Bandhead.

    and The Director is a one of the founders of my Frat 😀

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