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 is Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 and we would like your support! Schedule Your Donation Today! Just visit our page at https://www.givenola.org/nolalegacybands.
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?
- On May 2, 2017 Click Donate at our page via https://www.givenola.org/nolalegacybands
- You can schedule a donation from now until May 1 at 11:59 pm! Your donation will be processed May 2.
Thank you for choosing The New Orleans Legacy Association of Bands.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
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/
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Here's your chance to claim the throne!
Vote for your favorite high School band from now until December 10th via nolalegacybands.org at our"Bragging Rights"page. as a result of your votes, The Best Band of the 2015 Football Season be will be revealed
For a better understanding of the poll and your votes.
Please be sure to read the guidelines!!
Need Help Getting to the Poll?
Whether you'r on a mobile device or a home computer:
Go to nolalegacybands.org
Via home computer: mouse over "The Bands"
Click the "Bragging Rights"tab beneath it. as pictured Below.
Via Mobile Device: as pictured to your right.
Click the menu at the top left of your screen,
Click on the arrow to the right of "The Bands" and then click"Bragging Rights"