In That Number — Blue Jays March Through Carnival

Posted February 16, 2017 / Last updated March 2, 2017

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The drum line keeps pace for the Jays en route.

The drum line keeps pace for the Jays en route.

Jesuit's dance team, the Jayettes, perform on the parade route.

Jesuit’s dance team, the Jayettes, perform on the parade route.

As the Carnival season culminates with the biggest celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras, continue to keep an eye out for your fellow Blue Jays as they march and ride in different parades. Here’s where you can find those strutting Jays!

The Blue Jay Band, along with the Jayettes and the Cheerleaders, make their annual appearance with the Krewe of Carrollton this Sunday (Feb. 19). The parade follows the traditional Uptown route, beginning at noon.

Look for them again right near the start of the Krewe of Bacchus on Sunday, Feb. 26. The Blue Jay Band and will be among the first five appearing in the superkrewe’s parade. Bacchus starts along the traditional Uptown route at 5:15 p.m.

The Jesuit Jazz Band, an ensemble of about 30 musicians, will be riding earlier on Sunday, Feb. 26 with the Krewe of Mid-City, before many of them also march with Bacchus. The Jazz Band will take its traditional perch aboard the Captain’s float, so they’ll be pretty easy to spot. Mid-City rolls Uptown, starting at 11:45 a.m.

The Jesuit MCJROTC and the MCJROTC Band start their Carnival season appearing with the Knights of Sparta Saturday night (Feb. 18) as that parade treks Uptown at 6 p.m.

The cadets then kick off a night of three major parades on Friday, Feb. 24, leading the Krewe of Hermes. Hermes follows the Uptown route, beginning at 6 p.m.

The largest parade of Carnival, Endymion takes to the streets from City Park, taking its traditional route through Mid-City to downtown New Orleans beginning at 4:30 p.m.

And if you’re going to Endymion, don’t forget about the easy parking right here at Jesuit, just a short walk to the parade route. The Student Council will be manning the parking lots here, opening at 9 a.m. For just $20, you’ll have a safe spot near the route.