Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blanc et Noir Marching Society set to roll with Red & Black Brass Band in Krewe of Highland Parade Sun, Feb 3, at 2 pm

"It's not too late to join our marching society for traditional New Orleans-style fun," said Jerry Davenport of the Blanc et Noir Marching Society. "We have the Red and Black Brass Band from Grambling making a big, eight-piece sound; we second line the entire route at the head of the Krewe of Highland parade."

The Krewe of Highland extravaganza rolls on Creswell Ave at 2 pm Sun, Feb 3.

Says Ernie Roberson on his eBay blog, "The Highland parade route is very easy to find as you exit I-20 on Line Avenue South and turn left on any street from Olive Street to Kings Hwy. The parade rolls north on Creswell ( just 2 blocks east of Line Ave) and over to Centenary Blvd using Herndon and Olive Street. If you come early, you can find the floats in the parking lot of Byrd High School and flowing down Creswell, south of Gladstone.

The well-known childens author and Disney film maker, William Joyce, usually cranks up his Roly Poly Olly float for the parade as the route runs beside his home near Centenary College. The Blanc et Noir Marching Society starts off the parade and you can find out more about this group on Robert Trudeau's blog. You'll find one krewe that throws only Hot Dogs! Check out for the Highland Parade." Roberson throws from his Krewe of LSU Truck in numerous local parades, but Highland is home base.

1 comment:

Jon Schleuss said...

this is going to be an awesome parade this year!