Please join the Archbishop Rummel community as we pray for the repose of the soul of Loyce Maurice Varnado Jr., Raider Band Director from 1968 to 1978, who died on April 13, 2015 after a brief illness. All are invited to join the family in honoring and celebrating his life at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a service at 1:00 p.m. Read his complete obituary here.
Dr. Tom Becker '74 sent the following message about the passing of his former band director:
"Mr. Maurice Varnado was an outstanding educator whose pre-performance pep talks would rival those of the greatest coaches in history. He demanded excellence, issued character-building challenges, and knew how to get his bands to perform to their maximum capability. Beyond this, he knew all of his students very well, and he treated them with enormous respect. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. He was one of that great team of ARHS teachers who changed my life. May he rest with the peaceful sounds of eternal jazz. . .with a march every now and then to liven things up."