The Louisburg Band offers an exciting show with well-prepared students. We entertain, inspire, and bring the audience to their feet.
The Louisburg Marching Wildcat Band (grades 8 through 12) includes 190 students and comprises more than one-fourth of the entire student body. When the giant U.S. flag is added, the size of our marching unit exceeds 200 performers. With wide support in the school and the community, the Wildcat Band appears frequently at local, regional, and national events including performances in New York City, The District of Columbia, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, and Dallas.
In 2013, the LHS band performed in the New York City Band of Pride Tribute at the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the 94th NYC Veterans Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. During that same trip, the band performed a wreath-laying ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
What We've Achieved
In 2010, the Wildcat Band traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana and marched in the Indy 500 Festival Parade. On that same trip, the band marched in the Indianapolis 500 pre-race pageant, the Spectacle of Bands, performed a Memorial Day salute to the military at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals, and laid a wreath at the tomb of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois. In 2006, the Wildcat Band represented the State of Kansas in America’s Independence Day Parade in Washington, DC. While in Washington, the band performed at wreath-laying ceremonies at the Navy Memorial and at the gravesite of John Philip Sousa. In 2006, the band also was recognized by the Kansas State Senate and the State House of Representatives.
In 2002, the band traveled to Dallas, Texas for the annual Cotton Bowl college football game. The band performed in the pregame and halftime shows at the game and also marched in the Cotton Bowl Parade. The band earned the first-in-class award at the Cotton Bowl concert band competition.
The Louisburg Band frequently performs at regional and national sporting events. These have included appearances at RFK Stadium for the Washington Nationals, Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals.
The band consistently earns top scores at both marching and concert festivals. It is one of the finest band programs in the state, earning first division ratings from all judges at the state music festival for the last six years.