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Contact: Matt Tarver Oct. 9, 2009
(337) 482-6397, WearRed@louisiana.edu
 
PRIDE OF ACADIANA TO PERFORM AT SAINTS GAME

The Pride of Acadiana will perform during the New Orleans Saints home football game in the Superdome on Sunday, Oct. 18.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 220-member marching band will play when the Saints, undefeated at 4–0 this season, face the New York Giants.

“ We will be part of the pregame show. And during halftime, we will be a part of a special Halloween presentation that will involve the Saintsations, the Saints’ cheerleaders,” said Dr. Brian S. Taylor, Pride of Acadiana band director.

“ We performed at a Saints game last year and it was fantastic to receive another invitation this year.”

The appearance at the football game is one of several events the band’s calendar this fall.
The Pride of Acadiana has scheduled exhibitions at two area high school band contests. On Oct. 17, it will perform at the DeRidder High School Marching Band Contest; on Oct. 31, it is set to play at the Camelia Band Festival in Slidell, which is hosted by Northshore High School.

“ Both of these events are evidence of our growing reputation statewide,” said Taylor.

UL Lafayette’s marching band is a co-sponsor of the District Marching Festival to be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Cajun Field on UL Lafayette’s campus. Fifteen high school bands from Lafayette, Iberia, Vermilion and Acadia parishes will compete. The event begins at 5 p.m. The South Louisiana Band Directors Association is also a co-sponsor.

The Pride of Acadiana is set to perform during the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cajun Field. More than 35 high school bands will compete throughout the day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. UL ’s marching band will perform at 6 p.m, prior to an awards ceremony. The Showcase is co-sponsored by Lafayette Music and the Pride of Acadiana. Proceeds will be given to participating high school bands and to the Raymond Goodrich Endowed Scholarship.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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