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.​"

Our Staff

Vaughn Luquette, M.Ed.

Director of Bands

Vaughn Luquette is the 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 a Masters of Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. 

From 2000 until the spring of 2002 Mr. Luquette taught in Lafourche Parish at West Thibodaux Middle School and Thibodaux High School.  In the fall of 2003 Mr. 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 Band has more than doubled in size to its current number of 175 students and has consistently earned superior ratings on both the marching field and stage. 

Mr. Luquette’s professional affiliations include NAFME, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, LMEA, TPBDA, and District VII Band 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 School. 

Copy Of -Vaughn Luquette, M.Ed.

Director of Bands

Vaughn Luquette is the 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 a Masters of Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. 

From 2000 until the spring of 2002 Mr. Luquette taught in Lafourche Parish at West Thibodaux Middle School and Thibodaux High School.  In the fall of 2003 Mr. 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 Band has more than doubled in size to its current number of 175 students and has consistently earned superior ratings on both the marching field and stage. 

Mr. Luquette’s professional affiliations include NAFME, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, LMEA, TPBDA, and District VII Band 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 School. 

Dustin R. Jones, M.M.

Associate Director of Bands

Dustin Jones is the Associate Director 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 the Drum Major of the Marching Band of Pride, principle saxophonist and later bassoonist in the Wind Symphony, and lead alto in the University Jazz Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet and Choir. He completed his Teaching Internship with Mr. Robert Freeman and Dr. Michael Spears at West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana in 2014. in 2017 Mr. Jones graduated at the top of his class with a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Arkansas. He served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the U of A and taught the 375+ member Razorback Marching Band, Hogwild Pep Bands, Concert Bands, and Chamber Winds. 

Evan Lapeyrouse

Houma Junior High Director of Bands and THS Head of Percussion

Evan Lapeyrouse is the director of bands at Houma Junior High School. Originally from Bourg, Louisiana, he attended South Terrebonne High School. He then moved to Hammond, LA to attend Southeastern Louisiana University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in music education. During his time at SELU, he served as the principal percussionist of the SELU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, as well as the drumline captain of the Spirit of the Southland Marching Band. While in school, he also worked as the percussion instructor for Mandeville High Band from May 2016 to November 2017.  In May of 2018, Mr. Lapeyrouse graduated from SELU and accepted the position of director of bands at Houma Junior High School. He is also a current music staff member for Destrehan Riverwinds and traveled to World Championships in April 2019. In his brief time at Houma Junior High, Mr. Lapeyrouse has seen a jump start in growth from 135 students to its current number of 150. 

 

Kat Daigle

Crimson Belles and HJH Color Guard Director

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kat is a 2017 graduate of Nicholls State University in cellular and molecular biology. She is a teacher at Terrebonne High and has been the Colorguard Director since 2015. Her pageantry experience began working at Mandeville High school in 2013 and Central Lafourche High in 2015. She was also a 4 year member of Voodoo Independent winterguard from 2014-2017 where she was co-director while marching. Kat is a consultant for many programs around the state and throughout Mississippi and Southeast Texas. She also has worked with Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps since 2017. In 2018, she became the director of Houma Junior High Colorguard.

Jacob Jennings

Head of Front Ensemble

Jacob Jennings is currently a portrait and event photographer in South Louisiana. 

He graduated from E.D. White Catholic High School in 2008 and has been working as their front ensemble instructor ever since. In 2012 he began working at Vandebilt Catholic High School where he is currently the Percussion Director. 

 

In 2013 he was a performing member of the Rhythm X front ensemble in Columbus Ohio. Rhythm X went on to win the gold medal in Independent World Class championships that year. Since that season, he has begun working with percussion groups such as the front ensembles at Central Lafourche High School, Destrehan High School, Fontainebleau High School, Thibodaux High School, Catholic High School, Archbishop Rummel High School, and Southwest Mississippi Community College.

 

This will be his first season with the Terrebonne High School front ensemble. 

Mark Rivero

Show Design and Movement

Mark Rivero has been a color guard and visual designer for over 30 years, staging and choreographing numerous scholastic and independent programs both on the field and indoor venues throughout the U.S.  He is former member of the 1981 DCI Class A Champion Louisiana Southernaires, Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps, and the 1986 WGI Class A Champion, Final Analysis Winter Guard.  He was a charter member of the GCGPC West Division and served on the Board of Directors of the LCGPC, acting as Executive Director for 3 years.  Mark is currently a member of the Gulf Coast Judges Association as a Design Analysis Judge and is the President of Triad Visual Effects.  In his life away from pageantry, Mark is a Compliance Officer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dallas Tabor

Flute Instructor

Dallas Tabor is currently a third year student at Nicholls State University, majoring in Instrumental Music Education with a concentration in flute. Originally from the Houma area, she is a 2017 graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School and is currently a member of the Pride Of Nicholls Marching Band.  She severs on two leadership teams at Nicholls State. She is the current 2019-2020 flute Section Leader and also serves on the NSU Concert Choir Executive Board, as co-chair of Social Events.  She has proudly served the Crimson Pride Band since the spring of 2018, and is incredibly excited to work with the band faculty and students for another year.

 

Kailey LeBouef

Clarinet Instructor

Kailey Lebouef is from Labadieville, Louisiana and graduated from Assumption High School in 2016. She is about to start her fourth year at Nicholls State University and is majoring in Music Education. She is a member of the Nicholls marching band, currently serving as co-section leader. She has also been a member of the nicholls symphonic band, wind ensemble, basketball band, and choir! She is currently serving as President for the Nicholls State University chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. This is her first year working with the Crimson Pride Band and is very excited to get to work with the students and band staff! ​

Clint Rogers

Saxophone Instructor

Brandon Hebert

High Brass Instructor

Brandon Hebert is from Thibodaux, Louisiana and attended Thibodaux High School. He is currently an instrumental music education major at Nicholls State University under the instruction of Dr. Matthew Swihart. He has been playing trumpet for about ten years and has also had two years of experience playing French Horn. He has performed with the Nicholls State University Symphonic Band as well as the Wind Ensemble in both the trumpet section and French Horn section. This year will be his second year working with the Crimson Pride Band. After graduating, Brandon aspires to  become a director of music. “I hope to share my knowledge and passion for music  with any and all.” 

Tristan Theriot

High Brass Instructor

Matthew Duplantis

Low Brass Instructor

Matthew Duplantis is a native of Houma and a graduate of Central Lafourche High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in music education from McNeese State University. At McNeese he performed in several university ensembles including the wind symphony, symphonic band, jazz band, basketball band and the Cowboy Marching Band of which he was drum major for two years. Mr. Duplantis is currently the band director at Mulberry Elementary School and the assistant conductor of the Houma-Terrebonne Community Band. 

Collin Breaux

Low Brass Instructor

Brandon Allemand

Battery Percussion Instructor

Joel Belanger

Battery Percussion Instructor

Mr. Belanger is from Bayou Blue, La and graduated from Central Lafourche High School in 2017 where he studied percussion with Steven Wilson. While at Central, he competed with the Trojan Lancer Band's drumline, indoor percussion ensemble, and WGI Winds which won Gold at Dayton his senior year. Mr. Belanger also marched tenors with the Louisiana Stars in 2016.

 

He is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in digital art from Louisiana State University and performed with the Golden Band from Tigerland's Drumline. Before coming to Terrebonne, Mr. Belanger taught at Central Lafourche, East Ascension, and Dutchtown High School. 

Jeffrey Jones

Front Ensemble Instructor

Mr. Jones is from Lockport, Louisiana and graduated from Central Lafourche High School where he studied with Jacob Jennings and Steve Wilson. While at Central, their indoor percussion group competed in WGI World Class Finals in Dayton finishing 12th out of 50 groups. He also competed with Elite indoor percussion where he served as front ensemble section leader. Mr. Jones currently attends the University of New Orleans. 

 

Maddie Sampey

Front Ensemble Instructor

Ms. Sampey is from Lockport, Louisiana and graduated from Central Lafourche High School where she studied with Jacob Jennings and Steve Wilson. While at Central, their indoor percussion group competed in WGI World Class Finals in Dayton finishing 12th out of 50 groups. Ms. Sampey currently attends the University of New Orleans and is studying to become a physicians assistant. 

Claire Ferguson

Color Guard and Movement

Claire Ferguson is from Houma, LA where she attended Terrebonne High School. She was the captain of both Tigerettes and Crimson Belles, and hopes to impart leadership skills on her students. She recently graduated from Nicholls State University and will be a special education pre-school teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This is Claire’s third year working with the Crimson Belles and she hopes to continue to foster her students’ love for dancing, performing, and color guard. 

 

Josh Curole

Crimson Belles Instructor

Joshua Curole is a graduate of Terrebonne High and a current student at Nicholls State University. Josh spent the 2017 and 2018 summers touring with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps and the 2019 season with the Boston Crusaders. Josh was a four year member of Voodoo Independent from 2015-2018 where he was also on staff and assisted in design and choreography for those productions. In 2019, Joshua marched with Acadiana Winterguard. Because of his passion for choreography, he has worked with many programs across south Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi and been a part of many award-winning programs. He has been on staff with the Terrebonne High Crimson Belles since 2016 and Houma Junior High since 2018.

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