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Donaldsonville Chief

Lawrence Brown III is the son of Lawrence Brown Jr. and Yolanda Brown.  He is an 11th grade Honor's Student at Donaldsonville High School where he participates in Band, Beta Club and Tiger to Tiger Mentoring Program.  

Lawrence Brown made 1st chair Euphonium in the LMEA District IV All-District Honor Concert Band.  District IV includes Ascension, Livingston, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, St. James, and Iberville Parishes.  Students representing band programs from these areas audition for a spot in the Honor’s Band.  

Auditions requirements include major scales, and two selected pieces of advanced grade level musical literature.  Lawrence is the only student from DHS to make honor band this year as well as the last ten years.

This ensemble gives Lawrence the experience of performing with other highly skilled musicians and being under the direction of collegiate conductor Kelvin Jones, from the Louisiana State University band program.  

Lawrence can also use this experience as he prepares to audition for the college band program of his choice.  The same requirements usually apply when auditioning for a college program.

In this picture, his band director, Marc Ward and his Talented Arts teacher, Jennifer Brocksmith, accompanies Lawrence.