marching bands http://wwno.org en Marching Bands Battle Before Parades Roll http://wwno.org/post/marching-bands-battle-parades-roll <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">High school marching bands have two main seasons: football and Carnival. But unlike football season, where bands briefly entertain sports fans during half time shows, Carnival season is a marathon of long songs, marching, and discipline. It’s also a time when the musicians, not the athletes, compete.</span></p><p><a href="http://eveabrams.com/">Eve Abrams </a>visited two of New Orleans’ rival high school marching bands: MacDonough 35 and Warren Easton.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:54:20 +0000 Eve Abrams 28960 at http://wwno.org Grambling Band to March in Obama Parade http://wwno.org/post/grambling-band-march-obama-parade <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band will represent Louisiana in January at the parade honoring the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The parade is set for Jan. 21 in Washington.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:35:53 +0000 The Associated Press 25680 at http://wwno.org