Kaplan High School Band
"The Pirate Regiment"
200 E. Pirate Lane             Kaplan, LA 70548             337-643-7920
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The John Philip Sousa Award
Introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in the high school band, the John Philip Sousa Band Award recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.
2010-11
Chanie Bernard
2009-10
Neil Hargrave
2008-09
Rene Broussard
2007-08
Tiffany Ernest
2006-07
Jordan Landry
2005-06
Taylor Meaux
2004-05
Matthew Boucher
2003-04
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2002-03
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2001-02
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2000-01
Kip Faulk
1999-2000
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1998-99
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Lerin Abshire "Spirit of Band" Award
This award was created by the Class of 2001 in honor of Miss Lerin Abshire, a 1999 graduate of Kaplan High School. Lerin was very active in the KHS Band as a saxophone player, and she served for two seasons as Drum Major. She was the recipient of many band awards during her years at Kaplan High. In October 1999, Lerin passed away after battling leukemia, and the members of the KHS Band were honored to play at her graveside. A fitting testament to her dedication and pride in the KHS Band, Lerin was laid to rest in her Drum Major uniform.

Her sudden death prompted the Class of 2001 to create this award in her honor. The award is intended to honor an individual who has contributed in a special and meaningful way to the continuing growth and success of the Kaplan High School Band. The selection of each recipient is determined by the Director of Bands, with input from the members of the KHS Band.

Thanks to Mrs. Charlene Dubus, Mr. Kendal Faulk, and Mr. Kip Faulk for this information.

2010-11
Matthew Guidry
2009-10
Brandi Marceaux
Victoria Trahan
2008-09
Mr. Dwain Broussard
Mr. Bryce Quebodeaux
2007-08
Mrs. Melissa Ernest
Mr. Joe Guillory
2006-07
Doug Hebert
2005-06
Shayna Abshire
Justin Vincent
2004-05
Daren LaBry
2003-04
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2002-03
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2001-02
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2000-01
Mr. Kendal Faulk
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the future ... 2010-2011 2009-2010
Outstanding Senior
Kasey Hargrave
Outstanding Junior
Trevor Guidry
Outstanding Sophomore
Kylie Gaspard
Outstanding Freshman
Taryn Hargrave
Outstanding Color Guard
Gernice Waguespack
Outstanding Percussion
Brad Touchet
Most-Improved Bandsman
Trey Monceaux
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Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Chanie Bernard
Outstanding Senior
Amanda Gaspard
Fritzi Hanks
Outstanding Junior
Kasey Hargrave
Outstanding Sophomore
Hannah Simon
Outstanding Freshman
Brett Broussard
Kayla Smith
Outstanding Color Guard
Ashley Miller
Outstanding Percussion
Brad Touchet
Most-Improved Bandsman
Malorie Daigle
Jireh White
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2009-2008 2007-2008 2006-2007
Outstanding Senior
Hannah Schexnayder
Outstanding Junior
Brandi Marceaux
Mitzi Sanchez
Outstanding Sophomore
Matthew Guidry
Mallory Landry
Outstanding Freshman
Cora Abshire
JaKayla Broussard
Outstanding Color Guard
Angel Stoute
Outstanding Percussion
Bradley Broussard
Most-Improved Bandsman
Danielle Crochet
Beau Lemaire
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Outstanding Junior
Heather Fleniken
Outstanding Sophomore
Kristyn Abshire
Fritzi Hanks
Outstanding Freshman
Chanie Bernard
Outstanding Color Guard
Ashley Miller
Outstanding Percussion
Marion Hebert
Hannah Schexnayder
Most-Improved Bandsman
Matthew Guidry
Brad Touchet
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Patrick Gilmore Award
Tiffany Ernest
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Marion Hebert
Outstanding Junior
Adam Primeaux
Outstanding Sophomore
Rene Broussard
Quinn Quebodeaux
Outstanding Freshman
Brittany Gaspard
Neil Hargrave
Outstanding Color Guard
Magon Broussard
Outstanding Percussion
Hannah Schexnayder
Most-Improved Bandsman
Ashton Hargrave
Angel Stoute
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2005-2006 2004-2005 Older Awards
Patrick Gilmore Award
Daren LaBry
Outstanding Senior
Bethany Hargrave
Melanie LeBoeuf
Outstanding Junior
Doug Hebert
Outstanding Sophomore
Dennis Dubus
Tiffany Ernest
Outstanding Freshman
Hannah Schexnayder
Heather Touchet
Outstanding Color Guard
Lauren Adams
Outstanding Percussion
Brett Leonard
Most-Improved Bandsman
Chase Kerr
Jennifer Meaux
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Patrick Gilmore Award
Taylor Meaux
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Matthew Hebert
Woody Hermann Jazz Award
Bliss Hebert
Outstanding Senior
Sabrina Ernest
Gavin Montgomery
Outstanding Junior
Jules Breaux
Brooke Domingue
Outstanding Sophomore
Tim Guidry
Jordan Landry
Outstanding Freshman
Randi Menard
Kendra Scott
Outstanding Color Guard
Lauren Adams
Outstanding Percussion
Kruz Landry
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2000-01 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Kip Faulk
Brett Landry
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