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Breaux Bridge High Gets New Band

Breaux Bridge High School’s band program collapsed when band director James Whitrow retired two years ago. Graduates of the school are forming an alumni band. They’re borrowing instruments and sheet music to bring a marching band back to their Alma mater.
Alumni have come from as far as Houston. Graduates from as far back as 1984, and as recent as 2010 have been gathering for weekend rehearsals. 2005 graduate, Tremaine Rossyion says the idea started with a Facebook post.

“I’ve heard people saying that it’s embarrassing to go to your home football game and listen to the other school’s band play or have them march on your own field.”
– Tremaine Rossyion, class of 2005.

2007 graduate Ashley Domingue said the community has missed the band, adding, “We’re just doing this just to bring the program back and give students the opportunity we had. Every practice we get more and more people coming.”

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Former band members recently gathered to practice in Parc Hardy, with some saying it felt like they had never put the instruments down.

Percussionist Michael Castille said, “Music is a voice, someone’s voice that is given to you. If I can give back what has been freely given to me, that’s what’s important. That’s why I’m here.”

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