Natchitoches Central High School Band

Natchitoches Central High School Band


A successful Elective Fair for incoming Freshman
Our Chief Seniors keeping receiving honors today two of our Seniors signed to play Basketball for Southern University

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Natchitoches Central Bands 05/27/2023

Did you know that the NCHS Band Department has a website? Check us out at the link below!

Natchitoches Central Bands Welcome!


Thank you to all who came out to our spring concert on Monday!


The NCHS Band is currently running a Plate Lunch fundraiser! All proceeds go towards funding the "Pride of the Tribe" 2023 band camp! Please find a NCHS Band member or email Mr. Thurber at [email protected] to purchase a ticket. Sales end May 10th with distribution on May 13th from 11am-1pm

Photos from Natchitoches Central High School Band's post 04/23/2023

Congratulations to La'Darrius Merritte and Diederik Emmels on representing Natchitoches Central High School at the Central Louisiana Beginner's honor band today!


Last Thursday (3-30-23), the NCHS Concert Band earned "Sweepstakes" designation at LMEA District II Large Ensemble Assessment! "Sweepstakes" designation is awarded to ensembles who receive a rating of 1 (Superior) on stage and in sight reading. The NCHS Concert Band was only one of a handful of ensembles to receive the "Sweepstakes designation, and students have put in many hours of work this semester for the performance.

Congratulations to all the students in the NCHS Concert Band for their hard work this semester!


Congratulations to the NCHS Winterguard for a fantastic performance yesterday at the LMCGPC regional in Thibodaux, Louisiana!


Thank you to all who came out for the NCHS Concert Band's Pre-district performance!


Concert day! Come on over to NCHS at 3pm and show your support for the Natchitoches Central concert band as they perform their pre-district assessment!


Last Tuesday, the Natchitoches Central High School concert band traveled to Baton Rouge for the LSU Concert Band Pre-fest. While at LSU, the students got to perform for a full adjudicator panel, participate in a clinic on their music from the head director of Tiger Band Dr. Kelvin Jones, participate in an instrument repair masterclass hosted by LSU's instrument repair technician Mr. Steve Koivisto, listen to other great high school concert bands, and do a good bit of sightseeing!


Several weeks ago, our very own Adriana Hernandez (flute) performed in the LMEA District II Honor Band. She was selected 2nd chair flute for the top band. The clinician for her honor band was Dr. Chris Heidenreich from Louisiana Tech University . Adriana had to go through an audition process against several students across the parish. She had an amazing performance and enjoyed her time there!

The Oompa Loompa Song - NCHS Band 2022 02/22/2023

From Fall 2022, NCHS vs Parkway.

The classic "Oompa Loompa Song" from the hit movie, "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".

The Oompa Loompa Song - NCHS Band 2022 Four members of the Natchitoches Central "Pride of the Tribe" Marching Band perform "The Oompa Loompa Song", from the hit movie "Willie Wonka and the Chocol...


Alright Natchitoches, come out at 6pm this evening to watch your Natchitoches Central "Pride of the Tribe" Marching Band perform in the annual The Krewe Of Dionysos Mardi Gras parade!


Good luck to the NCHS Winterguard as they perform their first show of the LMCGPC for 2023 today at New Iberia Sr High School!


Today's the day Natchitoches! Come out to Raising Cane's tonight from 4-8 and mention the Natchitoches Central Band when you order!


If you are in the Natchitoches area, please come support the Natchitoches Central Band at Raising Cane's this Wednesday, January 25th from 4pm-8pm.

At the start of your order, say that your order is to support the "Natchitoches Central Band", and a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated back to the NCHS Band Department!


Your Natchitoches Central "Pride of the Tribe" had a great time performing at the Natchitoches Christmas Parade this afternoon!


The Natchitoches Central Department of Bands wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

NCHS - Many Marching Festival 2022 11/24/2022

Relive the "Pride of the Tribe's" performance at the 2022 Many Marching Festival, now on our YouTube channel!

NCHS - Many Marching Festival 2022 At the 2022 Many Marching Festival, the Natchitoches Central "Pride of the Tribe" performed their competition show, "TV Tyme!". The 2022 Many Marching Festiv...



Last night, your Natchitoches Central "Pride of the Tribe" earned all Excellent's at the Many Marching Festival! This is Natchitoches Central's first non exhibition marching performance since 2019. Congratulations to our students who worked very hard all season, and thank you to our supporters in the Natchitoches community! Great things are in store for the NCHS Band!

Sponsor Document 10/13/2022

The Natchitoches Central "Pride of the Tribe" is looking for local businesses to sponsor the band for the 2022-23 school year. All information can be found in the following document link. Thank you, and

Sponsor Document Greetings! The NCHS “Pride of the Tribe” Band has been a fixture in the community for many years. The band participates in many community activities, such as NCHS football games, local festival parades, and concerts throughout the year. The band has also participated and received recognit...


Band=Family. After last night's game vs Southwood High School, the Pride of the Tribe and the Southwood Marching Band met on the field to congratulate each other for their great performances.


Gameday!! Chiefs will host ASH tonight in Turpin Stadium for our white out game! Tonight will also be the first live streaming broadcast!! See you in Turpin or see you online! !


Congratulations to NCHS football on their 18-14 win against Woodlawn, and congratulations to the Pride of the Tribe students on a high energy performance in their season opener!


The "Pride of the Tribe" will be hosting a Parent Information Meeting this Thursday, August 11th at 7pm at the NCHS Band Room. Parents will receive an overview of the fall schedule, a breakdown of financial information, an overview on in class instruction, and a sneak peek into the Spring Semester. All parents/guardians of band students are encouraged to attend, and students are also welcome.


Thank you to all who came out to our Community Performance this evening! The 2022 season has officially begun!


Come support your 2022 "Pride of the Tribe" as we have our first performance of the season! Meet the band and enjoy a great evening of music! Details in picture.


We are looking forward to seeing everyone at 11:30am tomorrow! Make sure to get plenty of rest and come hydrated!


UPDATE! Due to a rescheduled power outage at NCHS Monday morning, band camp will now start at 11:30am. All other days will remain as originally scheduled.


Leadership Camp starts tomorrow at 8am! The entire staff looks forward to getting started on the 2022 season!


Make sure to get your season tickets today!

Football season is right around the corner, and season tickets are now on sale! Contact Coach Wilkerson at [email protected] to purchase yours today!


The Band Hall is ready for "Meet the Director Night", are you?

NCHS Band Hall


Welcome, Mr. Cody Thurber!


Band Camp Dates Reminder!


Congrats to these three awesome students for their attendance and outstanding performance at the NSU Drum Major and Leadership Camp: Band Captain Kylon McGuire, Drum Major Adriana Hernandez, and Drum Major Devin Williams. You all represented the Pride of the Tribe and NCHS well! Fork ‘em Demons and Yeah Chiefs!

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