This page is for information pertaining to all groups that represent the Natchitoches Central High School Band. This includes concert band, drum line, Tribal Fire Colorguard and Winterguard, and the Pride of the Tribe Marching Band.
Operating as usual
Congratulations to these band students on their participation in the LMEA District II Honor Band this weekend (left to right): Tyson Roberson, trombone; Caldwell DeFord, percussion; Wesley Clark, tuba; Adriana Hernandez, flute; and Colton Conley, percussion. These students were selected through an audition process with students from schools across seven parishes. They performed an amazing concert and represented NCHS well!
Congratulations to both the NCHS Symphonic Band and the NCHS Concert Band on receiving Sweepstakes at the LMEA District 2 Large Ensemble Assessment! This is the highest honor any ensemble can receive at this event, and both groups represented NCHS well!
We would also like to congratulate the NCHS Orchestra on their Sweepstakes performance! NCHS truly has an outstanding music department!
Former NCHS Band Director Ken Foy contributed his talents to our school board! Mr. Foy was the beloved NCHS Band Director for 12 years before he retired from teaching. He continues to impact Natchitoches through his woodworking skills, and he continues to make us proud! Thank you for your dedication, Mr. Foy!
School Board thanks former teacher who built new furniture for remodeled meeting room | Natchitoches Parish Journal New NPSB Board Room The Natchitoches School Board was pleased to hold its committee meeting on March 10 with a whole new setup. It was the first night in their newly remodeled board room and the bo…
Congratulations to all of the All-State Orchestra members from NCHS! String members include Bethany Milner on Viola, Cameron Possoit on Cello, and Alayna Dees, Austin Dees, and Elan Monette on Bass. Our very own Wesley Clark served the ensemble on Tuba! Congratulations to all on a fine performance today at The Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge!
Congratulations to our very own Tribal Fire Winterguard for performing their show “The Main Event” in the Louisiana Mississippi Color Guard and Percussion Circuit competition at Comeaux High School! This is their first competition since 2019, and they placed 5th in their class! They will next compete on February 5th at Dengam Springs High School.
Had a great time playing for the girls and boys basketball games last night!
Congratulations to our very own Wesley Clark for being named to the All-State Orchestra on tuba! Wesley is a senior at NCHS and serves as one of our drum majors. This is his second time being named an All-State musician. Congratulations, Wesley!
We had a great night of music for our Christmas Concert! The bands from NJH, Magnet, and NCHS all did a wonderful job!
Christmas Concert tonight at Magale Recital Hall on NSU’s campus. NJH Band will perform at 6:00, Magnet Band will perform at approximately 6:20, and NCHS Band will perform at approximately 6:45. Come get in the holiday spirit with some festive music!
In Goldonna for their Christmas celebration!
Here comes The Pride!
Ready for the Christmas Festival Parade of Lights! Keep a look out for us!
Senior Pride of the Tribe Band Members - Thank you for your dedication and participation during your time at NCHS. We are stronger because of your abilities and talents!
Senior Pride of the Tribe Officers - Thank you for your leadership and membership. We are better because you were one of us.
Senior Night was a memorable evening. Our seniors had their last home game, current 8th grade band members from Natchitoches schools joined us in the stands, and we had some guest conductors!
Thank you to Dr. Josh Davis for coming out and speaking with our students about the wonderful opportunities offered at Louisiana College!
Marching in to Turpin!
Homecoming means The Pride of the Tribe gets dressed up! It was a great night, and our Chiefs are now 6-0! YEAH CHIEFS!
The Pride of the Tribe is ready for Homecoming!
5-0! YEAH CHIEFS! Congrats from the Pride of the Tribe!
Our home opener at Turpin Stadium was a success for the Pride of the Tribe! And even better, our Chiefs came away with a W! YEAH CHIEFS!
Ready for our home opener at Turpin Stadium this Thursday night!
Congrats to one of our Drum Majors, Colton Conley, on this amazing achievement!
In 2019, Colton competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking event in FFA, which involves each member to select a topic at random and formulate a 4 to 6 minute speech with only a 30 minute preparation period. Colton won the Louisiana State Extemporaneous Speaking competition in 2019, but unfortunately never got to compete at the national level due to COVID 19 shutting down the convention. But, Colton decided to compete again, taking 1st place in state in 2021 as well. This past Tuesday, he competed in the preliminary round of the national competition, where 47 competitors from across the nation compete for the top 16 spots to move on to round 2, and on Friday we found out that Colton was one of our winners! Now that he has made it through the first round, he will go on to compete in Indianapolis, Indiana in October at a chance for a National Title in Extemporaneous Speaking! Congratulations Colton and good luck in Indianapolis!
Public Notice - NPSB Covid-19 Guidelines for the 2021-2022 Year | Natchitoches Parish School Board NPSB Releases Covid-19 Guidelines for the 2021-2022 School Year August 6, 2021 The Natchitoches Parish School Board has been hard at work revising our back-to-school plan for the 2021-2022 school year. After Governor John Bel Edwards’ press conference on August 2, 2021, the Natchitoches Parish Sch...
Band camp is in the books! Got a lot of great work done, and looking forward to an awesome year!
Registration and staggered start info!
Welcome Back NCHS students!
Due to the HVAC system being replaced at NCHS, there will be no air conditioning at the school during band camp. Because of this, the times for camp have been greatly reduced. The times are now 8:00 am-11:00 am on Monday, July 26-Friday, July 30.
The parent meeting will also be rescheduled for a later date in order to ensure that we are able to meet comfortably. We apologize for the inconvenience.
It is crucial that students eat breakfast prior to coming to camp, wear sunscreen, wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activity (including athletic footwear), and drink plenty of water. We look forward to seeing everyone next week!
One more week until band camp!
Happening soon! Can’t wait!
Our very own Wesley Clark was invited to the prestigious NSU Honor Winds Camp, an invitational camp for top performing students throughout Louisiana and other states. They put on outstanding concerts Thursday evening and Friday morning. Congratulations, Wesley!
Another year is in the books! I'm so proud of all that the band students have accomplished this year despite the challenges they faced. They have been a true joy to teach, and I will miss them over the summer or, in the case of our seniors, next year.
Band camp will be during the week of July 26-30 from 8:00 am-3:00pm in the NCHS Band Room/Practice Field. Students need to wear athletic clothing and shoes that are suitable for summer heat. They need to eat breakfast before arriving, wear sunscreen, and bring water and lunch (we will provide lunch on Friday). We will also perform for parents on that Friday (the 30th) evening at 6:00 pm followed by a meeting where you can receive information for the year.
Have a wonderful summer! Go Chiefs!
Set up and ready to welcome 8th graders to the Electives Fair!
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