Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

An All-Star Origin

In May of 2009, A Middle School Battle of the Bands was held at Behrman Stadium, The event included bands from Martin Behrman Charter, Sophie B. Wright Charter, William J. Fisher Academy and Siwell Jr. High from Jackson, Mississippi.

 In preparation for the battle, Behrman & Fisher School Bands practiced together as a one in hopes to play a few select tunes for the event. (as seen in the photo,) The rehearsals sparked the idea of an alumni based All-Star band with the intent of remembering & rekindling the spirit of the Original New Orleans Public School's All-Star Band (1999-2005). The Alumni Band began practicing within 2 weeks of the scheduled event. Unfortunately, due to lack of participation and time restraint, the alumni band did not work out. The middle school event went on to be a success.

The following year, the New Orleans All-Star Band made its debut as a guest at an event in Houston, Texas causing a chain reaction. Within a month, alumni community bands popped up all over the region hosting events with hopes to challenge Our All-Stars. Today The All Star Band is open to All who would like to participate.

Tidbit: Many of the Kids pictured are now in College Bands & still perform with the New Orleans All-Star Band today.

Friday, April 28, 2017

GiveNOLA Day

GiveNOLA Day
is Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 and we would like your support! Schedule Your Donation Today! Just visit our page at

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. The goal is to urge the community to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of New Orleans nonprofit organizations. GiveNOLA Day raises money for the community, brings new donors to local nonprofits, and shows that anyone can be a philanthropist.

Why Support NOLA-B on GiveNOLA Day?
Our organization is on a mission to revitalize the state of our local band programs. We provide music education programs which include master classes for students and professional enrichment workshops for their band directors. Your GiveNOLA Day donation will ensure that we continue providing programs as such to our young musicians.

How To Donate on GiveNOLA Day?

  • You can schedule a donation from now until May 1 at 11:59 pm! Your donation will be processed May 2. 
All event-related donations must be made online during the 24-hour period. Participating nonprofits Donations begin at $10.00. There is no limit to the maximum size or number of donations you would like to make.

 Thank you for choosing The New Orleans Legacy Association of Bands.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Edna Karr Band Needs Your Support!

The Edna Karr High School Band  has been invited to London's New Years Eve parade and needs your help getting there!  A GoFundMe has been set up to raise funds for the program as they anxiously prepare for the upcoming trip.

We've made a donation and we hope you decide to make one too!
Please visit the link below/