The Color Guard performs at Jesuit football and basketball games, Pelicans and Tulane basketball games, Mardi Gras parades, area drill competitions, Parades and Reviews, and other community events. The cadets of the Color Guard are seen by more people than any other organization at Jesuit and are proud to represent their school and the Marine Corps. The Color Guard also competes in the annual National Drill competition in Daytona, FL.
The MCJROTC has two drill teams, the varsity and junior varsity drill teams. These drill teams are composed of cadets who seek the demanding challenge of 70-membership in a precision drill unit that is highly competitive. The drill teams perform at numerous drill competitions in the area and compete at the National Drill Competition in Daytona, FL. The drill teams also perform at parades and ceremonies throughout the city, including Mardi Gras parades, Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day activities, and other civic events.
Jesuit is one of the few schools in the nation to have a Marine Corps JROTC Band and is unique among Jesuit bands in that it is entirely student-led. The Marine Band plays at all MCJROTC parades and ceremonies, such as the Marine Corps Birthday Ceremony, the annual Parade and Review, and the Change of Command Parade. It also performs at functions throughout the city, such as the annual Battle of New Orleans commemoration at Jackson Square, Mardi Gras parades, and the Blue Jay Bazaar.
Physical Fitness Team
The Marine Corps values physical fitness and has made fitness central to the Leadership Education curriculum. The Physical Fitness Team engages in a variety of exercises as it practices the events of the Marine Corps Youth Physical Fitness Program. The Physical Fitness Team participates in area drill meets and physical fitness competitions throughout the year and is instrumental in Jesuit’s winning overall meet championships at these events.
Marksmanship is another important aspect of the Leadership Education curriculum as marksmanship teaches self-discipline, patience, concentration, and, above all, safety. Members of the Rifle Team shoot the Daisy 853 air rifle as they learn marksmanship and compete in area rifle matches and postal competitions. Experienced members may earn the privilege of shooting the Avanti XM 40 air rifle. Rifle Team members are also eligible to shoot in regional matches in Georgia. If they qualify, they can earn scholarships for college.