Spirit of Northwestern members take part in virtual college marching band show


The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band was well represented in a virtual college marching band show that debuted during the College Football Playoff National Championship game earlier this week.

Seventeen members of the band took part including members of the Demon Dazzlers who were prominently featured during the video that is available at https://www.facebook.com/intercollegiatemb.

Participants from the Spirit of Northwestern were drum majors Jacob St. Pierre of Laplace, Chloe Farrar of Bossier City, and Abby Kent of Benton, Ben Wilkinson of Bossier City on trumpet, Eric Renova of Mesquite, Texas, on clarinet, Daniel Scott of Benton on saxophone, Austin Pierre of Gray on tenor drums and Caroline Shephard of Frisco, Texas on bass drum. Those taking part from the Colorguard are Alissa Joseph of Pineville, Treyvin Aucoin of Rayne, Katherine Greenmun of Ragley and Faith Wilson and Cameron Kelly of Prairieville. Demon Dazzlers in the video were Alphonse Engram of DeRidder, Sarah Talbot of Baton Rouge, John Jefferson of Shreveport and Ashley Henry of Slidell.

They joined nearly 1,500 performers from 200 collegiate marching bands in 45 states to form the College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Marching Band. This unique project combined college marching bands from different conferences, regions and styles in a single performance. The band performed “End of Time” by Beyonce. The performance showcased all of the unique aspects of a college halftime show including musicians, drum majors, color guard members, dancers and majorettes.