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

August 3
New Recent Photos

Feel free to check out our most recent photos at the new facebook page for the band. This page includes photos that don't necessarily appear in the end of the year slideshow, so be sure to "like" the page!

May 22
2015-16 Drum Line

Following a very competitive audition, the drum line and front ensemble roster can be found here. Congrats to all percussionists on significant growth and improvement over this year. Percussionists should be on the lookout for drum line parts by email in the coming weeks.

April 22
Maurice Varnado, Jr.

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."

March 22
Chapellette Showcase

The Chapellettes will be performing a showcase of the year's routines on Monday, March 23... come out and support these outstanding young ladies at 7:15PM! Routines from the competition field show, football games, stands, parades, and basketball games will be performed for all to enjoy.

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