JPSO Band of Excellence was founded by Sheriff Newell Normand
Community Foundation in 2010, to engage our youth in positive
activity. The goal is to grow to 165 members, including many
who have never picked up an instrument.
Normand hopes the exposure to the band will offer kids the
direction and discipline they need for their music and for
their lives in general. His goal is for all the band members
to go to college. The program continually stresses its slogan, "We
Care about Your Future" as it has reached out to college students to be mentors.
JPSO Band of Excellence is the vision of Sheriff Newell Normand
and is a cooperative
endeavor between the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (JPSO)
and the Sheriff Newell Normand Community Foundation, a 501c-3
entitiy. The Band of Excellence has acquired Mr. Brandon Hansell, Band Director and Mr. Thomas Dean,
Assistant Band Director.