///Band Overview
Band Overview2018-06-30T13:16:11+00:00


Saint Paul’s Band consists of the Marching Band, Jazz Band and Concert Band. The Marching Band performs throughout the year at school events such as football games, school events, and Mardi Gras parades.

The Marching Wolves Booster Club is an organization of Band and Golden Blues member parents who participate during the year in various fundraising and other activities to support the operation of the Marching Wolves.

Band Booster meetings are scheduled at 7:00 pm in Saint Paul’s Band Room on a quarterly basis.  Some quarters may require more depending on the activity happening with the band. 

Parents, please note that if you would like to be a chaperone or any band trip or parade, you must have completed the Archdiocese Safe Environment training.  For more information, contact Claire Coutrado at clairec@stpauls.com.

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION and Percussion Rehearsal:

All students are welcome to join the Marching Band. No experience with instruments is necessary. Orientation and percussion rehearsal is as follows:

Monday, July 16, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please bring your own lunch.



Uniforms:  Band uniforms are purchased by the Booster Club, and each band member will be fitted and assigned a uniform during band camp.  The uniform consists of pants, vest, jacket, and tie.  The student is responsible for keeping up with all parts of the uniform and keeping the uniform in a satisfactory condition.  The uniforms are stored in the uniform room in La Salle Hall and are to be returned to the uniform room after each function.  Every year, each band member receives a new pair of band shoes and two pairs of gloves.  Shoes and gloves are to be kept by the student and brought to performances clean and in good condition.

The boys are required to wear a white button-down collared dress shirt with their official band uniform. This same shirt can also be used as their SPS formal school uniform.  The below shirt is what is highly recommended because it is made of a lightweight, breathable material that is much more comfortable than an all-cotton shirt.  In the past, Kohl’s regularly has sales on these shirts at a cost of $17.99 or better.  Shirts are also kept by the student and brought to performances clean and in good condition.

HATS:  Mr. Moran will inspect the hats of returning band members. If the condition of the hat is inadequate or it no longer fits, the purchase of a new hat will be required.  Please have your son bring his hat to the first day of camp. You will be notified via email if a new hat is required.

NEW BAND MEMBERS will need to purchase their hats at a cost of $90.   The hats are the property of the student, and the care of the hat is his responsibility.  Hats may be stored in the band room between performances. 

DRI-FIT SHIRT: All band members are required to purchase the Marching Wolves Dri-Fit shirt.  This shirt is worn for informal performances, and students may also wear these shirts to school on performance days.  Returning members must purchase a new shirt if last years is missing or in poor shape.  The Dri-Fit shirts are purchased from the SPS Mother’s Club Bookstore in LaSalle Hall for $30.  The Bookstore also carries MW’s sweatshirts as well as MW’s Booster Club logo items for parents.



Parents, since your son or daughter has joined the Marching Wolves as either a band member or Golden Blue, you are now part of the Marching Wolves Booster Club.  Please see the Parent Information and Welcome letter which is attached to the Participation/Parental Permission form for an overview of our Booster Club. 

The Booster Club is responsible for communicating information to parents throughout the year such as performance dates, report times, Booster Club meeting dates, etc.  All Booster Club communications are by email, therefore it is essential we have current email addresses, which we get from the Parental Permission form filled out by you.  If your contact information changes, or if you ever feel you are not receiving communications, please contact us at marchingwolves@gmail.com or Joanne Latapie at joannelatapie@gmail.com.


2018-2019 Booster Club Officers

Andrew Moran, Band Director, andrewm@stpauls.com

Lacey Blackledge, Assistant Band Directory, lblackledge@stpauls.com

Joanne Latapie, President, marchingwolves@gmail.com  or joannelatapie@gmail.com

Michele deZayas, Vice-President, dezeyasm@bellsouth.net

Christine Dufrechou, Vice-President, cdufrechou123@gmail.com 

Darren Dufrechou, Vice-President, duffarrow123@gmail.com 

Katherine Banta, Golden Blues Director, spsgoldenblues@gmail.com 

Kim Pausina, Treasurer, spsmarchingwolves.treasurer@gmail.com 

Roger Keller, Secretary, ar_keller@msn.com 

J.W. Lobdell, Secretary, jwlobdell@gmail.com

Barbara Stratton, Secretary, babs513@bellsouth.net


The first Marching Wolves Booster Club meeting for parents will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the St. Paul’s Band Room.