Carnival and WDSU Battle of the High School Marching Bands

Although this isn't for the Baton Rouge area, I would love to spread the word for the parishes included and we in turn can show our support.

Battle of the High School Marching Bands

Strike up the marching band, New Orleans! Carnival Cruise Lines, New Orleans’ most popular cruise line, and local television station WDSU-TV have launched a search to find the most spirited high school marching band in the Big Easy. “The Battle of the High School Marching Bands” competition celebrates local spirit and skill, and will ultimately award the winning band a $10,000 cash prize from Carnival and chance to perform aboard Carnival Sunshine, the line’s latest ship to call New Orleans home when it arrives there for its North American debut this November.

How to submit a video for your band

Record a video up to three minutes long of your band performing your school fight song. Make sure to identify your school and the name of the contest “Battle of the High School Marching Bands” in the video. Get creative!

Upload your video to YouTube and email a link of your submission to:

Deadline to enter is October 20, 2013 at 6pm CST.

Five finalists will be announced on October 22, 2013. Then it’s time to get your school, family and friends to vote for your band!

The grand prize winning school receives a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines, and the chance to perform on New Orleans’ newest ship, Carnival Sunshine, on Sunday, November 17.

Each of the additional four finalist schools will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Carnival.

For more information about the Battle of the High School Marching Bands, visit

Parishes included:

· Orleans
· St. Tammany
· Jefferson
· Plaquemines
· St. Bernard
· St. Charles
· St. John the Baptist
· St. James

Those parishes fall under the following areas in Greater New Orleans: New Orleans, Convington, Metairie, Marrero, Belle Chasse, Kenner, Chalmette, Destrehan, Mandeville, Reserve, Boutte, Harvey, River Ridge, Grand Isle, Slidell, Pearl River, Avondale, Lutcher.

About the Carnival Sunshine

Beginning November 18, 2013, the 3006-passenger Carnival Sunshine will offer seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean from New Orleans. Earlier this year, the ship underwent an unprecedented 75-day, $155 million transformation, incorporating all of the line’s “Fun Ship 2.0” dining, bar and entertainment features, as well as a variety of exciting innovations unique to the vessel and 182 new staterooms.

To learn more about Carnival Cruise Lines, visit

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