2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

76

Band Name: St. Augustine High School Marching “100”
Representing: New Orleans, LA, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
www.purpleknights.com
Band Director: Jeffery C. Herbert, Sr. (jef/fre her/bert)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Donald Neveu Eddie Williams
Total Number Marching:  
200
Number Of Drum Majors:  
4
Drum Major(s): Lebron Joseph Jared Jefferson Michael Clark Terrell Allen (lee/bron jo/seph jar/red jeff/fer/son Mick/al clark Te/rel al/len)
Number Of Brass: 80
Number of Percussion:  
40
Number of Woodwinds:  
20
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Flag Bearers:  
10
Number of Color Guard:  
30
 
Uniform:
 
The uniform is deep purple and vegas gold in color with a gold helmet and a purple or gold plume. The uniform pants and jacket is purple with a gold overlay and gold cape; white gloves and white bucks with red soles.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Placed the ROSE on the purpleknights website for electronic donation; click the rose and it takes you to a site to make donation; Three television appearance to solicit donations; contacted alumni and Society of Josephites for donations; performed at conferences and events for fees to put towards trip. Ongoing Band Booster Club events with selling t-shirts, cups, chairs, raffles , carwash and dances.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The Band traveled to Orlando, Florida and performed at Epcot Center, performed at SCLC’s MLK parade and bandfest in St. Petersburg, Florida; Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson State University Jackson State Homecoming in Jackson, Mississippi, Southern University Bandfest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Opened NFL Experience in 2013, lead ESPN parade for Super Bowl 2013; lead Sugar Bowl Parade for BCS Bowl; Lead 11 Mardi Gras Parades-2 in one day; one in the morning and one in the evening; performed at New Orleans Hornet’s Basketball Game
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Featured on Channel One News, a CBS News-partnered television show that airs in middle and high schools across the US; featured in USAToday “ High School Bands give Mardi Gras brassy sass”; featured in Where Yat magazine. “ March On: A Look Inside New Orleans Marching Band Tradition”; featured in WGNO television commercial, “ God Bless Louisiana’; featured in Mardi Gras commercial for Rouse’s Supermarket.
History of School/Band:  
Besides their performances at the school’s football and basketball games, the Marching ‘100’ has marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, performed for Pope Paul II, eight American presidents and it was the first African-American band to perform in the Rex Mardi Gras Parade In 2013, we performed at the NFL Opening Ceremony, did a Super Bowl Parade for ESPN, performed in the God Bless Louisiana commercial, played the hall-time show for the NBA Hornets vs. Nuggets Basketball Game, featured in the Times Picayune, “TP Street” Ad, featured in the July, 2013 issue of Where Y’AT magazine, “ March On-A Look inside New Orleans Rich Marching Band Tradition” and now we continue to move forward and prepare for the 125th Anniversary of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Terrence Blanchard-Trumpet; Leroy jones, trumpet; Victor Goines, saxophone; Bob French, Drums; Michael 'Patches" Stewart-trombone Michael White,clarinet
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
Jeffery C. Herbert, Director of Bands marched with his college band, Southern University “Human Jukebox’ and vowed he would one day bring his band to this event. The St. AugustineMarching'100' appeared in the 2002 Tournament of Roses Parade under the direction of their director of bands of 50 years, Mr. Edwin Hampton.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Marching ‘100’ has many accolades in its portfolio, but one of the most important is their integration of the Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before 1968, all the Mardi Gras parades were segregated, St. Augustine Marching ‘100’ was the first African American Band to March in an all-white parade. At that time they endured many indignities, but heads held high, high stepping and faces forwards, the Marching ‘100’made it possible for all the African Americans bands to participate in the Mardi Gras parades today. This is the reason the Marching ‘100’ are always placed first in all the parades they perform.