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Battle of the Bands

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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 "show-off their skills" to a panel of judges who determine a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!  

Bands earn bragging rights, 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 Councilwoman, Jennifer VanVrancken, who continues the tradition started by Jefferson Parish Councilwoman, 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 provides the public with top-notch entertainment during the carnival parades.

Congratulations to our 2023 winners!


High School Band

Krewe of Excalibur

1st Place: Chalmette High School
2nd Place: Belle Chase High School
3rd Place: Slidell High School


Krewe of Madhatters


1st Place: Fontainebleau High School
2nd Place: Belle Chase High School
3rd Place: Ponchatoula High School


Krewe of Centurions


1st Place: Archbishop Rummel High School
2nd Place: Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School
3rd Place: Belle Chasse High School


Krewe of Atlas


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


Krewe of Symphony

Krewe Of Symphony

1st Place: Ednar Karr High School
2nd Place: John Ehret High School
3rd Place: Abramson Sci Academy


Krewe of Athena

Krewe of Athena

1st Place: KIPP Frederick A. Douglass High School
2nd Place: Alfred Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School
3rd Place: Belaire High School 


Krewe of Argus

Krewe of Argus

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