Catch Blue Jays on Parade

Posted February 2, 2015 / Last updated February 2, 2015

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From The Blue Jay, Vol. 87, No. 5

By Jason LaHatte, Features Editor

The Blue Jay Band in the 2013 Carrollton parade.

Every year several members of the Jesuit High School community participate in Carnival festivities. Here’s how to spot the Blue and White amid all the purple, green, and gold.

The MCJROTC Band and Cadets will do some Carnival marching. Look for their crisp, precise moves in the Krewe of Sparta on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., and in the Krewe of Hermes procession beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13.

Look for the Blue Jay Marching Band and Jayettes in the Krewe of Carrollton, leading the parade Sunday, Feb. 8 beginning at noon.

Football Coach Mark Songy will be testing out his own throwing arm from the Captain’s float in the Krewe of Endymion on Saturday, Feb. 14. Look for him in position 7 on the bottom level, sidewalk side of that float. Endymion rolls at 4:30 p.m. Also in Endymion, keep an eye out for this year’s Homecoming Queen, Sophie Millet. She’ll be on her own maid’s float.

The Jesuit Jazz Band will be riding with the Krewe of Mid-City on Sunday, Feb. 15, Listen for the band on the very first float of the gorgeous parade, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

The Marching Band also marches in the Krewe of Bacchus also on Feb. 15. Each year, Jesuit is the second band of the parade, so do not be late. Bacchus begins its roll at 5:15 p.m.

Before Bacchus rolls, look for Athletic Director Dave Moreau, who will be riding with the Krewe of Thoth, beginning at noon.

Alumni Director Mat Grau, along with a number of Jesuit alumni, will be in the Krewe of Orpheus on Lundi Gras. Look for him on float No. 28. He’ll be the first person on the neutral ground side. That parade starts at 6 p.m.