Third Year Performance Stellar One for Marching Warriors

Anyone seeing the Marching Warriors during the 2014 parade season would have thought they were a very seasoned group. The hard work has paid off for Band Director Thaddeus Petit and the adults who sponsor the scores of musicians, dancers, cheerleaders, majorettes, and flag twirlers that make up the Marching Warriors of Fannie C. Williams Charter School.

It was evident by their performances in five parades that the squad had put many hours into perfecting their talents. Hats off to the student performers, their parents, and to the sponsors who represented FCWCS so well on the streets of New Orleans. As Principal Batiste likes to say, “Marching Warriors showed up and showed out!”

Group Sponsors for 2013-2014: Thaddeus Petit, Band Director; Assistants to Band Director, Stephen Goodly, Taylor Holt, Dedric Jones, Terry LeBan, & Travis Newsome.

Cheerleaders: Deidra Barnett

Majorettes & Flag Twirlers: Danielle Andrew, Kendra Cobbins, & Arriane Jones

Dance Team: Seané Taylor & Sharnell Theard

Administration: Kelly S. Batiste (CEO/Principal) & Tarynesa “Terri” Williams (CAO)

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Marching Units Sponsors

Young Warriors Brass Band Premieres

Young Warriors Brass Band Premieres

The Young Warriors Brass Band competed in the recent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation Brass Band competition on Sunday, March 25th. Fifteen bands from the area competed in an effort to keep the brass band tradition going in the city.

Our newly formed band performed admirably. We did not win, but the band did earn $750.00 to spend toward a new instrument or two. Congratulations to the Young Warrior Brass Band and their directors, Misters Petit, Webster, and Vaughn.

Young Warrior Brass Band Premieres

Young Warrior Brass Band Premieres

Young Warrior Brass Band Premieres

Young Warrior Brass Band Premieres

Young Warrior Brass Band Premieres

Young Warrior Brass Band Premieres

4th Grade Musicians Accompany Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

November 2011

Wednesday, November 9th, ten FCWC students performed in concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra during the Young People’s Concert at West Jefferson High School Auditorium. David Torns was the conductor.

They performed the “New World Symphony” by Anonin Dvorak on recorders—plastic, flute-like, woodwind instruments used by many band directors for beginner band classes. Fingering is similar to other woodwind instruments. These instruments are presently being employed in the best elementary level General Music Class curriculums, including here at FCWCS.

These talented musicians are members of Mrs. T. Daigle’s 4th Grade Class. Chasiti, Derricka, Herchele, Quincy, Joshua, Raheem, Ivan, Zhakiay, Jared, and Rondell are learning to play the recorder under the direction of Vocal Music teacher Ms. K. Wright.

Marching Warriors Inaugural Season

O U T S T A N D I N G – S H O W

If you had the opportunity to see and hear the Marching Warriors (band, majorettes, cheerleaders, dance team, and flag twirlers) this Carnival Season you witnessed a very poised and polished group.

It appeared that our marching units have been performing for years, but this was their first year in the spotlight! The staff and volunteers have done a wonderful job of getting almost 100 of our students ready to perform in the streets of New Orleans and Metairie and at several district-sponsored events.

Our student performers have exceeded all expectations this season. We expect them to only improve as our band director, Thaddeus Petit, and his volunteers (Misters Webster and Vaughn) take them to the next level. Kudos also go the members of the FCWC School staff and parents who marched the many miles in parades and gave up their Saturdays to chaperone the groups for other performances.

To all of you, your hard work was apparent to anyone who saw you perform. We are looking forward to seeing you next season. Good job, good job!