Today, New Orleans has lost a true originator in music education. The Late Director of Bands, Edwin Hampton.
As the Founder of the Great St. Augustine Marching 100. Mr. Hampton has set the Standard for Show-style Marching Bands in New Orleans, Louisiana. He Not only leaves behind a Legacy with the St. Augustine Marching 100, His Legacy lives on through the work he has done which had an impact on Both High School and University Bands Across the Nation. as well as the The Educators of music who have followed in his footsteps and also the Generations of Musicians who now benefit from Mr. Hampton’s Techniques.
This is Such Great loss for New Orleans band community.
Rest In Peace Edwin Hampton “Mr. Hamp”