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2017 McNeese Cowboy Kickoff and Showcase Set

July 27, 2017 | McNeese Public Relations
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McNeese State University will host the third annual Cowboy Kickoff Dinner and Showcase fundraiser for the Pride of McNeese Marching Band travel fund Thursday, Aug. 17, in Burton Coliseum.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner that includes barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, chips, brownies and beverages.

The showcase begins at 7 p.m. with several presentations. Performances by the McNeese Marching Band, Cowgirl Kickers and cheerleaders will follow guest performances by the Westlake High School Ram Band and the Sulphur High School Band of Pride and Twisters Dance Team.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under and are available for purchase Aug. 1-11 at the McNeese Athletics Ticket Office, the McNeese Band Hall Office and the Sulphur High Band Office.

“Annual expenses for recruiting and away game travel continue to grow as the band grows,” said Dr. Jay Jacobs, McNeese director of bands. “The proceeds from this event will help us continue our regional travel and move us closer toward our goal of traveling to London for the New Year’s Day Parade this December.”

Beyond the importance of funding band travel to represent the university, Jacobs said that he is also working hard to make this a very fun and entertaining event for the entire family.

“We are excited to welcome Westlake High School as our newest Showcase partner! Adding the Ram Band to our performance lineup and having Sulphur High School return for a second year is great! In future years, we hope even more high schools from Calcasieu Parish will join us to build excitement for football season,” he said.

For ticket information, call the athletics ticket office at 562-4MSU or the band hall at 475-5004.

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