Building a tradition of excellence through pride and perseverence


Members of the Rummel Chapelle Band participate in ensembles including marching band, jazz band, symphonic band and percussion ensemble. Keeping an intense focus on musicianship, the band strives to dynamically blend traditional band literature with the popular works.


The Archbishop Rummel band program is a co-educational program in conjunction with Archbishop Chapelle High School. Unlike any other Catholic high school bands in the New Orleans metro area, this setup fosters a uniquely inclusive experience for students and for the community.

Storied & Historical

The Rummel Chapelle Band stands as one of the great musical traditions for Catholic school students in the region. The band performs around the state and indeed around the country carrying forward the work of decades of alumni.

Band News & Updates

May 20
2016-17 Drum Line Placement Results

Following a competitive audition process, the results for the 2016-17 drum line placements can be found here. Congrats to all who auditioned on their performance on Wednesday and on their growth over past seasons.

2016-17 Drum Line & Front Ensemble Results

April 25
Drum Line Packet

All drum line members should prepare the attached packet for drum line auditions. ONLY SNARES SHOULD PREPARE "EXCELSIOR" as a solo. Those interested in mallets should prepare their major scales in the pattern of their choice (green scales, audition style, etc.).

Students need only prepare the parts they are interested in for the cadences at the end of the packet. For example, a student wishing to audition for bass drum need not prepare the snare or tenor parts for Zombies or Rumba.

[PDF] Drum Line Audition Packet

[MP3] Excelsior! Recording (Snares Only)

April 19
Official Officer Audition Information

All officer candidates should submit this document as indicated. Note that all officer positions other than captains and drum majors will be elected by the band this year, a change from previous years. Students should also note the difference in requirements for various officer positions.

2015-16 Officer Form

Drum Major candidates should refer to this recording for their conducting audition:

MP3 - Spain with Click Track

PDF - Spain, Chick Corea

March 23
LMEA District VI Large Ensemble Results

Congratulations to the symphonic band for their excellent performance on Tuesday, March 22 at the LMEA District 6 Festival in Chalmette. For the first time since the early 2000’s, the band is headed to state competition to represent Rummel and Chapelle in April after qualifying yesterday evening with a “Sweepstakes” rating.

This rating is awarded to the band that achieves the highest possible score of "Superior" from all 4 judges in both prepared music and sight-reading.

January 24
RIPE Audition Information

In order to accurately place students for RIPE on parts, the RIPE staff will hear students play the following on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

2015-16 RIPE Audition Sheet

Students should prepare to the best of their ability but will not be eliminated or "ranked" based on thier audition; we will be using their auditions to place everyone on parts to set them up for successful educational and performance experiences.

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