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 "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 2022 winners!


High School Band

Krewe of Excalibur

1st Place: Chalmette
2nd Place: Northshore
3rd Place: Belle Chasse


Krewe of Madhatters


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


Krewe of Centurions


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


Krewe of Atlas


1st Place: Scotlandville
2nd Place: Lakeshore
3rd Place: Fountainbleau


Krewe of Symphony

Krewe Of Symphony

1st Place: John F. Kennedy 
2nd Place: Lagrange High School
3rd Place: Eleanor McMain


Krewe of Athena

Krewe of Athena

1st Place: Scotlandville
2nd Place: L.W. Higgins
3rd Place: Frederick A. Douglass


Krewe of Argus

Krewe of Argus

1st Place: Belle Chasse Academy
2nd Place: Kenner Discovery
3rd Place: Plaquemines