Christian Blanchard is in 9th grade at Houma Jr. High. He auditioned on Thursday, March 30 at LSU and made 1st chair in the Gold Band at the LSU High School Stately Oaks Festival held in March. The students auditioning attended practices and master classes with LSU staff on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9 AM until 9 PM in the LSU band halls on campus. They practiced again the following morning and the concerts were held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the LSU Union Theater.
Christian was one of only four students from Terrebonne Parish to attend. There were three students from HLB as well: Karlie Youngblood (Gold Band-French Horn, 2nd chair); Leia Carlino (Gold Band-Flute, 2nd chair); and Precious Yanez (Purple Band-Clarinet, 11th chair).
More information about band events offered through LSU, follow the link:
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