Echoes of New Orleans
by The Greater New Orleans
Drum Corps Association


Echoes of New Orleans Drum & Bugle Corps

Established in 2004, Echoes of New Orleans began as an alumni corps under the sponsorship of The Greater New Orleans Drum Corps Association. Echoes original membership was made up mostly of alumni from the several corps that once represented New Orleans and the surrounding area.

While our core membership still traces their roots to these great historic corps, today Echoes membership is open to anyone aged 14 or older with an interest in Drum Corps performance. Our folks range from DCI champions to those having no prior experience.

Echoes is a weekend only, “all-age” drum and bugle corps, currently appearing as a parade and exhibition unit. Our commitment is to put on a quality performance that challenges the membership and entertains the audience. But we do not want to lose sight of our primary goal: for members to enjoy the activity and have fun.

For those who like to work behind the scenes, additions to our support staff are always welcome. There are plenty of ways for those who are not inclined to perform to be involved and share the experience. Many members bring their families to rehearsals and performances, and social activities in GNODCA also encourage full family participation.

For Further Information contact, or give us a call at 866-734-5264

2014 Mardi Gras Season Music

Echoes will be playing he following music will be played for the 2014 Mardi Gras Parade Season:
 »   Big Chief
 »   Bourbon Street Parade
 »   Louie, Louie
 »   When the Saints Go Marching In

Request music from:

For Further Information contact, or give us a call at 866-734-5264.

Echoes Director

John Weidman has stepped down from being Director of Echoes of New Orleans Drum and Bugle Corps. Elroy Ingersoll, Executive Director of GNODCA will assume the Director position until further notice.

2014 Mardi Gras Parade Rehearsals

Echoes of New Orleans will once again expect to march in Mardi Gras Parades.

We hope to be performing in the Krewe of Isis parade on Saturday, March 1, 2014 (contract pending). The parade begins at Clearview Shopping Center (Clearview Pkwy. and Veterans Blvd.) and end at Veterans Blvd. and Martin Berman Ave. Additional parade day details to be announced. We are also looking at several other possible parades.

The uniform is the same as last year. Details can be found on our Echoes Uniform page.

In preparation, we will be holding three rehearsals. The practices will be held on Sundays, January 12, January 26 and February 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, John Curtis Christian School, 10125 Jefferson Hwy in River Ridge. Click at John Curtis Christian School for map and directions.

To request music, or for additional information about this or other GNODCA programs, please contact Executive Director, Elroy Ingersoll at or call 866-734-5264.

The Echoes Mardi Gras Parade schedule is being finalized. See Echoes Events Page for additional information.

2013 Norco Christmas Parade

Echoes will be appearing in The Norco Christmas Parade in Norco, LA on Sunday, December 1st, 2013. See Echoes Parade page for additional information

2013 Christmas Music Rehearsals

Echoes has scheduled 2 Christmas Music Rehearsals on October 27, 2013 and November 17, 2013 in anticipation on booking a few Christmas events like The Norco Christmas Parade (12/1/13) and others.  Additional information is posted on the Echoes Events page and will be updated as plans are finalized. 

If you have a trumpet or other brass instrument,
please bring it.  We also may get a chance to play with our own Crescent City Cadets.

Echoes of New Orleans
Summer 2013 Rehearsal Schedule

Echoes of New Orleans Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our 2013 summer rehearsal schedule. We will be dividing our rehearsals between facilities on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain.

Saturday, June 29, 2 to 5 pm
St. Tammany Jr. High School
701 Cleveland Ave., Slidell, LA 70458 (MAP)

Sunday, July 14, 1 to 4 pm

John Curtis Christian School
12152 Jefferson Hwy, River Ridge, LA 70123 (MAP)
NOTE: Different location, day & time.

Saturday, July 27, 2 to 5 pm

St. Tammany Jr. High School
701 Cleveland Ave., Slidell, LA 70458 (MAP)

For additional information, please contact or call 866-734-5264

Echoes of New Orleans

Last Updated on November 20, 2014