Metairie Band
Battle of the Bands

Rhythm on the Route

Battle of the Bands


ROTR '22

The Mardi Gras Battle of the Bands in Jefferson Parish is an exciting event held throughout the Mardi Gras season during the parades in Metairie.

Middle school & high school marching bands "battle it out" as they march along Veterans Memorial Boulevard and play to a panel of judges who determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

Bands earn bragging rights, a trophy, & a banner, along with prize money.
1st Place Winner - $3,000
2nd Place Winner - $2,000
3rd Place Winner - $1,000

Bands may compete in multiple Metairie parades throughout the season. The program is sponsored by Jefferson Parish District 5 Councilman Hans Liljeberg, who continues the tradition started by Jefferson Parish Councilwoman, and now Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng.

This program offers the opportunity for marching bands to showcase their talents and earn much-needed dollars for their programs, as well as providing the public with top-notch entertainment during the carnival parades.

Congratulations to our 2024 winners!


High School Band

Krewe of Excalibur

1st Place: St. Augustine High School
2nd Place: Slidell High School
3rd Place: Chalmette High School

Krewe of Madhatters


1st Place: Belle Chasse Academy
2nd Place: Ponchatoula High School
3rd Place: Belle Chasse High School

Krewe of Centurions


1st Place: Archbishop Rummel High School
2nd Place: John Ehret High School
3rd Place: Belle Chasse Academy

Krewe of Atlas


1st Place: Fontainebleau High School
2nd Place: Lakeshore High School
3rd Place: Loranger High School

Krewe of Symphony

Krewe Of Symphony

1st Place: Alfred Bonnabel High School
2nd Place: East St. John High School
3rd Place: Andrew H. Wilson Charter School

Krewe of Athena

Krewe of Athena

1st Place: Alfred Bonnabel High School
2nd Place: Frederick A. Douglass High School
3rd Place: East St. John High School

Krewe of Argus

Krewe of Argus

1st Place: Plaquemine Senior High School
2nd Place: JPSO Band of Excellence 
3rd Place: Belle Chasse Academy