Departments
Band Program

501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058

504-349-7901

About Us

The band program helps students to develop an understanding and appreciation of music. The program takes students with no previous playing experience to advanced status.

Programs & Services

The band program is presently offered in 20 elementary schools. Students are introduced to an understanding and appreciation of music. They may learn to play a recorder and advance to an instrument. Students may participate in the district’s Superintendent’s Band Festival held in the spring.

The band program at the middle school level may continue to enhance an understanding and appreciation of music. For most students, this may be their first experience to the band program. Students will participate in the Superintendent’s Band Festival and may be eligible for participation in various Louisiana Music Educators’ Association (LMEA). Many students with the band program also march in Carnival parades and perform for community events.

The band program at the high school level allows students to study theory and analysis, music history, creative activities and aesthetic perception, and performances. Students may take course for credit in the study of music. They may also be involved in co-curricular activities. Many students have received scholarships to universities for post secondary music studies.

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Marsh, Barbara Office Manager, Student Support Unit barbara.marsh@jppss.k12.la.us
Richard, Raychell Director of Gifted and Talented Education raychell.richard@jppss.k12.la.us
Salsman, Chris Administrative Assistant, Student Support Unit chris.salsman@jppss.k12.la.us