St. Amant band rates superior at district festival

Staff reports
St. Amant Middle School’s band received superior ratings at a recent festival. In order to cover expenses for transportation to the state band festival, the band will hold a jambalaya fundraiser Saturday, April 25 at the Gonzales Wal-Mart. Plates will be $5.

The St. Amant Middle School Band prepared during the third nine-weeks to perform in the LMEA District IV Band Festival.

They prepared by practicing in class, performing pass-off tests, and rehearsing after school with the full band.

The band performed at Woodlawn High School Tuesday, March 17. They rated overall I (superior) in Stage Performance and I (superior) in Sight Reading. The Sweepstakes trophy was awarded for their efforts. The band performed “The Gold Medallion March,” “Chorale from Jupiter” and “Voodoo Dance.”

The band members and their parents are now organizing a jambalaya fund raiser to cover the cost of transportation to the State Band Festival.

The jambalaya dinner will be served at the Wal-Mart in Gonzales Saturday, April 25. The price is $5 and will include white beans and bread with the jambalaya. The jambalaya will be cooked by Neil Bourgeois.

The band director, Terri Hunter, would like to thank the parents who were chaperones on the bus and who showed support in the audience.

Also, thanks to Neil Bourgeois and his wife Gilda, for organizing and cooking the jambalaya dinner.

The local businesses who donated money and ingredients for the jambalaya are LeBlanc’s Food

Stores, R&B Supermarket, Harvest Supermarket, Gator Financial, Car Craft Automotive and Kerek’s towing.