Pride of the Tribe Marching Band

The "Pride of the Tribe" Marching Band has been a fixture in the Natchitoches Community for decades. On Friday nights in the Fall, the marching band can be seen at NCHS Football games, LMEA Marching Competitions, and the Festival of Lights Parade. In the Spring, the marching band will perform at local Mardi Gras Parades and select NCHS Boys and Girls Basketball Games.

The Pride of the Tribe is under the Direction of Mr. Cody Thurber and Ms. Emmaleigh Toney. 


Concert Band

The Natchitoches Central Concert Band performs in the traditional concert stage setting. In the fall semester, the concert band performs a Christmas Concert, and will volunteer in the community with nursing home performances and a performance at Shirner's Children's Hospital in Shreveport. In the Spring Semester, the NCHS Concert Band performs at the Natchitoches Parish Concert Band Festival, LMEA District II Festival, a Spring Concert, and travels to a regional concert band festival.

The NCHS Concert Band is under the baton of Mr. Cody Thurber and Ms. Emmaleigh Toney


Tribal Fire

Flagline/ Winterguard

The Natchitoches Central Flagline is the auxilary unit of the "Pride of the Tribe" Marching Band. The Tribal Fire Flagline performs at all events as the "Pride of the Tribe" Marching Band. In the Spring Semester, the Tribal Fire Flagline performs as the NCHS Winterguard. The NC Winterguard performs in the Louisiana-Mississippi Colorguard and Percussion Circuit

The NCHS Flagline and Winterguard are under the direction of Head Coach Emmaleigh Toney and Assistant Coach Ryne Bates


United Sound Chapter

United Sound is an initiative to see the inclusion of special needs individuals into the music education world. At Natchitoches Central, we are only the second United Sound chapter in the state of Louisiana. United Sound sees students take the lead in working music with their peers and providing a memorable, educational, and enjoyable experience to all involved. The United Sound NC Chapter will perform their first concert in May 2023 at the Natchitoches Central Band Department Spring Concert. 

The NC United Sound Chapter is largely a student run organization, but is under the supervision of Mr. Thurber, Ms. Toney, and the NCHS "DES" departmental staff


Sound of the Chiefs Pep Band

The "Sound of the Chiefs" pep band is an all new ensemble making its debut in January 2024. This ensemble performs at all home varsity team basketball games. The ensemble name was determined in a naming contest where students submitted names, and then voted on submissions. 

The "Sound of the Chiefs" pep band is under the direction of Mr. Cody Thurber and Ms. Emmaleigh Toney


Intermediate Band

The NCHS Intermediate Band's purpose is to provide performance opportunity to beginning students and those who wish to increase their ability on a primary or secondary instrument with less strenuous repertoire. 

The Intermediate Band is under the direction of Mr. Cody Thurber.