The Lafayette Concert Band
Gerald Guilbeaux, Conductor
Scotty Walker, Associate Conductor

Sunday, February 25, 2025
Ducrest/Gilfry Auditorium at Angelle Hall




Over The Rainbow, Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead

We’re Off To See The Wizard, The Merry Old Land of Oz

If I Only Had A Brain



James Bond Theme, Live And Let Die

For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger



Just Around The Riverbend, Mine, Mine, Mine

If I Never Knew You, Savages, Colors Of The Wind



Mission Impossible Theme, Clair, Trouble





From The Bridge Over River Kwai



The Greatest Show, Never Enough

A Million Dreams, This Me, From Now On



Southampton, Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch

Hard To Starboard, My Heart Will Go On


Highlights from FROZEN

Vuelie, Do You Want To Build A Snowman

For The First Time In Forever, Let It Go



Star Wars Main Theme, Parade Of The Ewoks, The Imperial March

Augie’s Great Municipal Band, The Throne Room


Gerald J. Guilbeaux

 A member of the Lafayette Concert Band since its inception in 1982, Gerald Guilbeaux has been the Conductor/Music Director of the band since 1993. He is also the founder and conductor of the Acadian Wind Symphony, a select 50 piece wind ensemble which performs during the summer months and at special events. Under his direction, the Lafayette Concert Band became the 1999 recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll, an international award recognizing excellence in adult community bands, administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and the Acadian Wind Symphony was awarded the 2021 American Prize for Community Bands. 

He is a nationally recognized advocate for adult community bands and currently serves as Vice-President/Treasurer on the Executive Committee of the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Mr. Guilbeaux is an active guest conductor and adjudicator, serves on the Selection Committee for the Sudler Silver Scroll and is the administrator and assistant conductor of the Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band. He is Past-President of the Association of Concert Bands and served as Publications Coordinator and Editor of the ACB JOURNAL. He has twice been awarded the Citation of Excellence by the National Band Association and received the Diploma of the Order of Merit by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Associate Member Committee of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and served as a member of the Board of Directors of ABA. He most recently was awarded the 2021 American Prize in Conducting - Community Band Division. 
He is married to Maria LaFleur and is the proud father of three daughters, Amy, Lynn and Chrissy. Granddaughters, Carly and Cameryn O’Quain, Addison Thompson, Lily Bone and grandsons Lucien Bone IV and Mark and Henry Thompson add tremendous joy to his life.

Scotty Walker
Associate Conductor


Scotty Walker began his teaching career in Eunice, Louisiana where he taught beginning through high school band. He moved to Lafayette Middle School where he taught for 2 years then moved to Lafayette High School where he remained and retired after teaching for 33 years. During his tenure at Lafayette High School, the Symphonic Band has performed on some of the most prestigious concert stages in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York City six times.  The band has received the National Band Association's "Citation of Excellence" award for performing in the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, the All South Conductors Conference and the CBDNA southern division conference in Jacksonville, Florida and Natchitoches, LA. In 2015 the band received the Blue Ribbon National High School Award for Excellence sponsored by the National Band Association.  The Marching Band has marched in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The Mighty Lion Marching Band is the 17 time Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands Grand Champion. In 2011, the marching band was named Class AAA Grand National Champion by Bands of America in Indianapolis, IN. The band is always well represented in District, State, Regional, and National Honor Ensembles. 

Mr. Walker has received the "Excellence in Education" award given by the Acadian Arts Council, and honored by receiving the Louisiana Outstanding Bandmaster Award in 2002, 2009 and 2019 by the Phi Beta Mu honorary music fraternity. In 2011, Mr. Walker was inducted into Bandworld’s “Legion of Honor”, sponsored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 2017.   In 2019 Mr. Walker was inducted into the Louisiana Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.  In 2022, he was named the United Way High School Teacher of the Year and was initiated as a National Arts Associate by Sigma Alpha Iota. His professional affiliations include the Louisiana Association of Educators, National Association for Music Education, Southwest Louisiana Band Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi Beta Mu. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Music Educators Association.  He has been married to his wife Blanche for 36 years.



Shana Sampia, Carencro, Band Director  

Jalissa Benjamin, Lafayette, Accounting Specialist 
Victoria Boudreaux, Lafayette, Secretary 
*Elizabeth Brock, Lafayette, Court Reporter  
Sarah Chapman, Youngsville,  Landman 
Niya Davis,  Lafayette, GIS & Mapping 
Lauren Duhon, Carencro, Band Director 
Cheyenne Eastin,  Broussard, Dog bather 
Laurie James, Lafayette, Quality Assurance 
*Makayla Kidder, New Iberia, Hotel Management 
Mandy Knight, Lafayette, Registered Nurse 
Leah Leblanc, Rayne, Band Director 
Hannah Mize, Lafayette, Band Director 
Kathy Rhodes, Youngsville, Teacher 
Diane Robin, Lafayette, Retired Band Director 
Chris Smart, Rayne, Respiratory Therapist 
Paige Trahan, Duson, Patient Navigator 
Andrea Twilley, Lafayette, Band Director  
Amy Williams, Lafayette, Band Director  
Gwen Richard, Duson, Architect 

Collin Duff, Youngsville, Cook 

Valerie Bordelon, Youngsville, Registered Nurse 
Layla Brasseaux, Youngsville, Student 
Timothy Bruney, Abbeville, Student  
*Susan Ellis, Youngsville, Seamstress 
Paula Faires, Lafayette, Business Owner 
Noah Ferrell, Washington, Band Director 
Kimberly Galtier, Lafayette, Registered Nurse 
Anzlie Ingram, Youngsville, Student 
Debbie Myers, Lafayette, Retired Physician  
Charlene Osborn, Lafayette, Systems Analyst 
Christina Richard, Lafayette, Instrument Repair Tech  
Diana Shafer, Scott, Programmer 
Cynthia Tracy, Youngsville, Speech Pathologist 
Frances Van Wick, Scott, Retired Educator  
Daphne Villemarette, Lafayette, Retired Educator  
*Madonna Warnken, Lafayette,  Retired Petroleum Land Man 
Noe Fernandez, Lafayette, University Student 
Keith Rogers, Carencro, Band Director                                     Marlee Toucheck, Youingsville, Student

Chris Bernard, Lafayette, Mechanical Engineer 
Ben Bourg, Lafayette, Band Director 
Deb Confredo, St.Martinville, University Professor 
Layke Davidson, Youngsville, Student 
*Jay Kimbrough, Lafayette, Musician 
Ashley Thibodeaux, Broussard, Hair Stylist 

* indicates a member of the board of directors

Jerry DeHart, Abbeville, Retired Band Director 
Ethan Farnsworth, Lafayette, Music Teacher 
*Bill Ferguson, Lafayette, University Professor 
David Kellenberger, Lafayette, Broker 
Gabe Lemoine, Abbeville, Band Director 
Sarah Lyons, Lafayette, Workforce Development Specialist 
Michael Magee, Lafayette, Ret. Director/Financial Rep 
Rick McMurray, Lafayette, System Admin (ret.) 
Aaron Mire, Lafayette, Programmer 
Larry Myers, Lafayette, Retired Anesthesiologist  
*George Roane, Lafayette, Insurance Agent  
Aaron Robin, Lafayette, Retired Band Director 
Mark Savoie,  Lafayette,  
Chris Shadle, Lafayette,  Business Owner 
Aaron Watson, Kaplan, Composer 
Jocelyn Zaunbrecher, Lafayette, Band Director 

Cheryl Alleman, Lafayette, Hospitality Management 
Judy Garber, Lafayette, Retired Music Teacher 
Sarah Gilbert Cradeur, Broussard, Project Manager  
Luke Hebert, Erath, Student  
Mark Melancon, Lafayette,  Contractor 
*Jim Price, Lafayette, Band Director 

Jermaine Andrus, Lafayette, Custodian 
Wyatt Broussard, Youngsville, Student 
Dane DeCuir, Youngsville, Band Director     
Trent Gaspard, Lafayette, Band Director                                  Gracie Griffin, Erath, Student 
Mark McLain, Lafayette, Oil & Gas Professional 
Trevor Moosa, Washington, Band Director 
Ryan Twilley, Lafayette, Systems Engineer 
Luke Alexius, Lafayette, Director of Operations 
Ruth Alleman, Youngsville, Safety Instructor 
Katelyn Duhon, Carencro,  Billing Specialist 
*David Galan,  Lafayette, Social Service Analyst 
Jonas Johnson,  Broussard, Student 
Tim O'Quin, Lafayette, Guest Comm. Specialist 
Austin Trahan, Rayne,  Engineer 
Kenny Broussard, Erath, Band Director 
*Chuck Guardia, Youngsville, Band Director 
Gage Laviolette, Erath, Student 
Bill Richardson, Lafayette, Chemical Engineer 
Cameron Stithem, Carencro, University Student 

Kora Chaveaux, Lafayette, University Student 
Matthew Musemeche, Broussard, Teacher 
Steven Musemeche, Lafayette, Software Developer 
Eric Sharp, Lafayette, Professor SLCC 
Michael Tracy, Youngsville, Support firefighter 
Buddy Van Wick, Scott, Retired Band Director