07 Nov 2017

CHS Marching Band Receives Sweepstakes Award at LA Showcase of Marching Bands

The CHS Marching Band received the Sweepstakes Award for superior ratings in each division, drum major, percussion, auxiliary and band, at the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands State Championship. 

Drum Major Josh Campesi was awarded first place in Class AAA. The band placed 10th overall out of 35 bands statewide, which is the fifth time out of six years that the band advanced to the top 10 finals round of the competition. 

“While this is the youngest band I’ve ever had, they showed so much maturity over the last few weeks of the season and had some really great rehearsals,Ó said CHS Band Director Mark Messina. ÒTheir hard work and attention to detail was apparent, and they deserved a spot in the prestigious Top 10.  I am very proud of each and every one of them!”