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Marching Bands Battle Before Parades Roll

High school marching bands have two main seasons: football and Carnival. But unlike football season, where bands briefly entertain sports fans during half time shows, Carnival season is a marathon of long songs, marching, and discipline. It’s also a time when the musicians, not the athletes, compete.

Eve Abrams visited two of New Orleans’ rival high school marching bands: MacDonough 35 and Warren Easton.

Read the companion article by Katy Reckdahl in the New York Times.

Eve Abrams first fell in love with stories listening to her grandmother tell them; it’s been an addiction ever since.