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Mardi Gras Parade
Battle of the Bands

Rhythm on the Route

Battle of the Bands

Rhythm on the RouteDue to COVID-19, Rhythm on the Route will not be held in 2021, but will be back to battle it out in 2022!

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. Marching bands interested in applying, please contact the JCVB office at 504-731-7083 or 877-572-7474.

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!

Krewe of Excalibur

1st Place: Chalmette
2nd Place: Northshore
3rd Place: De La Salle

Krewe of Madhatters


1st Place: Fountainbleau
2nd Place: Belaire
3rd Place: John Ehret

Krewe of Centurions


1st Place: Scotlandville
2nd Place: Belle Chasse
3rd Place: Archbishop Rummel

Krewe of Atlas


1st Place: Scotlandville
2nd Place: Belaire
3rd Place: Northeast

Krewe of Kings

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1st Place: Fountainbleau
2nd Place: John Ehret
3rd Place: Northshore

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