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McNeese to Host Marching Band Championship

Pride of McNeese Marching Band

McNeese State University will host the Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Band Championship from 3:45-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cowboy Stadium.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Nineteen high school bands from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas will perform before a panel of music educators from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania. Each team will receive written and recorded comments, a festival rating and overall Top 5 competitive rankings.

The evening will conclude with performances by the Pride of McNeese Marching Band and Cowgirl Kickers.

Participating bands include: Acadiana High School, Lafayette; A.M. Barbe High School, Lake Charles; H.L. Bourgeois High School, Gray; C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport; Caldwell Parish High School, Columbia; Delcambre High School; Erath High School; Iowa High School; Lake Arthur High School; Patterson High School; Pineville High School; Sam Houston High School, Moss Bluff; South Terrebonne High School, Houma; Sulphur High School; Tioga High School; Westlake High School; Grenada High School, Grenada, Miss.; Morton Ranch High School, Katy, Texas; and La Marque High School, La Marque, Texas.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.