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Our Mission

"The mission of the Crimson Pride Band is to achieve the highest standards of music education and music performance; facilitate the musical enrichment of the student membership of Terrebonne High and its feeder schools; promote the place and value of music in our community and the significant role music plays in the cultural, intellectual, and social lives of young adults; foster fellowship and goodwill among its members; and provide its membership with opportunities for personal growth and leadership.​"


Vaughn Luquette, M.Ed
Director of Bands
Director of Symphonic Band

Vaughn Luquette is Director of Bands at Terrebonne High School in Houma Louisiana. Originally from Thibodaux, Louisiana, Mr. Luquette attended Louisiana State University from 1996 - 2000 to obtain his Bachelors' Degree in Music Education. In 2012 Mr. Luquette completed his Masters of Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.

From 2000 to 2002 Mr. Luquette taught in Lafourche Parish at West Thibodaux Middle School and Thibodaux High School. In the Fall of 2003Mr. Luquette accepted a job in Terrebonne Parish at Ellender Memorial High School. A year later Terrebonne High School became his home. Under his direction the Terrebonne High School Bands have more than doubled to 175 Members and has consistently earned superior ratings on both the marching field and stage.

Mr. Luquette's professional affiliations include: The National Association of Music Educators, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, Louisiana Music Educators Association, Terrebonne Parish Band Director's Association, and the Louisiana District VII Director's Association.Mr. Luquette is honored to have been named District VII Band Director of the year twice since he has been at Terrebonne High.


Dustin R. Jones, M.M.
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Concert and Cadet Bands
Private Lessons Coordinator

Dustin Jones is the Associate Director of Bands at Terrebonne High School in Houma, Louisiana. Originally from Haughton, Louisiana, Mr. Jones attended Louisiana Tech University from 2010 - 2014 to obtain his Bachelors' Degree in Music Education. Here he served as Drum Major of the Marching Band of Pride, principle saxophonist and later bassoonist in the Wind Ensemble, member of the University Saxophone Quartet, and lead alto in the University Jazz Ensemble.

He completed his teaching internship under Mr. Robert Freeman and Dr. Michael Spears at West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana in 2014.

Mr. Jones attended The University of Arkansas from 2015 - 2017 and graduated at the top of his class with a Masters Degree in Music: Instrumental Conducting. While at the U of A he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the 400 member Razorback Marching Band, Hogwild Pep Bands, four Concert Bands, the University Chamber Winds, and New Music Ensemble. 

At Terrebonne, Mr. Jones directs the Concert and Cadet Bands, manages staff, and manages the private lessons studios. He has grown the private lessons studio from 4 musicians to over 30 and the District Honor Band Representation from 7 to 36 in four years. Each year 5 - 10 Crimson Pride Members are selected for Louisiana All State. He also participate in multiple conducting and rehearsing workshops around the country every year and is currently pursuing National Board Certification. He also serve as the President of the Terrebonne Parish Band Directors Association, conducts local honor bands, and was named 2021 Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Music Educators Association.

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