Features
8:54 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Marching Bands Battle Before Parades Roll

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.

Eve Abrams visited two of New Orleans’ rival high school marching bands: MacDonough 35 and Warren Easton.

Read the companion article by Katy Reckdahl in the New York Times.