Building a tradition of excellence through pride and perseverence


Members of the Rummel Chapelle Band participate in ensembles including marching band, jazz band, symphonic band and percussion ensemble. Keeping an intense focus on musicianship, the band strives to dynamically blend traditional band literature with the popular works.


The Archbishop Rummel band program is a co-educational program in conjunction with Archbishop Chapelle High School. Unlike any other Catholic high school bands in the New Orleans metro area, this setup fosters a uniquely inclusive experience for students and for the community.

Storied & Historical

The Rummel Chapelle Band stands as one of the great musical traditions for Catholic school students in the region. The band performs around the state and indeed around the country carrying forward the work of decades of alumni.

Band News & Updates

February 6
Carrollton Parade Report Time

Please be advised that we have moved the Carrollton parade report time up 30 minutes in order to help the parade flow more smoothly and block up a bit earlier than originally anticipated.

January 23
Red & Blue Pep Bands

For reference, both Pep Bands can be found here. As a reminder, students are required to attend their own pep band but may also attend the opposite band if they are available.

2014 - 2015 Pep Bands

November 24
Thanksgiving Week Playoff Game Confirmed

As reflected on the calendar, the playoff game for this weekend will be against Jesuit High School at 6:00PM at Gormley stadium. Students should report to ARHS by 4:00PM ready to get dressed in full uniform.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

November 3
2014 Marching Competitions & Results

So far this fall the Band and Chapellettes have participated in two high-profile marching festivals at Morgan City High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. At the Morgan City "Tiger Classic," the band came away with a "Sweepstakes" commendation for straight superior ratings and at Southeastern's "Strawberry Classic" the band earned the first-place "Best in Class" distinction against bands from Louisiana and Missippi.

Congratulations to all band members! The band will conclude its competitive marching season for this fall tonight at Joe Yenni Stadium at the District VI Marching Festival at 7:30PM.

October 1
2014-15 All State Second Round

Congratulations to all Archbishop Rummel and Archbishop Chapelle students who made it to the second round of this year's all state audition process. The number of students who went out for first round dwarfed the past 5 years and several earned the distinction of being place 1st in the metropolitan area; we are very proud of all of them! The following students will be representing the band at second round:

  • Taylor Sparacello (Clarinet, 1st in District)
  • Rachel Mata (Clarinet)
  • Tim Primes (Alto Sax, 1st in District)
  • Nick Harrington (Trumpet, Alt)
  • Jacob St. Pierre (Trombone, 1st in District)
  • Chris Broome (Bass Trombone, 1st in District)
  • Rebecca Heirsch (Euphonium)

All State second-round candidates will audition in Alexandria on Saturday, October 11. Exact details are forthcoming pending LMEA releasing the audition schedule and complete information.

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