NSU Pi Kapp selected as drum major for Louisiana Stars Drum & Bugle Corps

Drum Corps

Karter Menard, a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Northwestern State University, will spend his Summer traveling the country with Louisiana’s premiere drum and bugle corps.

Menard has been selected for the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, features 154 student musicians and performers. Based in Lafayette, the marching ensemble is comprised of brass bugles, drum line and color guard.

“This year for me is a great honor to be one of the drum majors because this corps was founded by my old high school band director,” Menard said. “Ever since this was started in 2014, I had high aspirations to be with this group.”

Members of the corps will spend weeks perfecting a 9-12 minute performance before hitting the road, traveling across the south and mid-west, competing against other corps. In early August, the Louisiana Stars and other corps will compete at the Drum Corps International World Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.