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Cowboy Kickoff Showcase Fundraiser Set for Pride of McNeese Marching Band

McNeese State University will host the fourth annual Cowboy Kickoff Showcase fundraiser for the Pride of McNeese Marching Band travel fund at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Burton Coliseum.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concessions will be sold during the event.

The showcase will feature several presentations, including performances by the McNeese Marching Band, Cowgirl Kickers and cheerleaders and guest performances by the Sulphur High School Band of Pride and Twisters Dance Team and the Westlake High School Ram Band and Ramblers Dance Team.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available in advance for purchase Aug. 6-16 at the McNeese Band Hall office and the McNeese Alumni Center. Tickets will also be available at the door.

“The great news is that the McNeese marching band is over 100 percent larger than it was 10 years ago,” said Dr. Jay Jacobs, McNeese director of bands. “The bad news is that it now costs us much more to travel. A one-day trip for an away conference football game will cost the band over $14,000. The Kickoff Showcase is a fun way for families, fans and alumni to help this top university marching band share the McNeese brand on a national scale.”

For ticket information, call the band hall at 475-5004 or the alumni center at 475-5232.