Holy Cross Announces Band Director Cameron Mayfield

NEW ORLEANS—Holy Cross School has announced the hiring of Cameron Mayfield as its Tiger Band director for the 2019-2020 school year. Mayfield replaces Mike Orkus ’67 who is retiring in May after a 48-year career in Catholic education, including 28 years at Holy Cross.

A graduate of Northwestern State University, Mayfield has worked as a clinician with several bands throughout the New Orleans area and across the state and is a designer of custom marching shows for band programs all over the South. For the past three years, he has been the drill designer for the Holy Cross Tiger Band and has been present at summer band camps to give instruction on the competition shows that he has written for the group.

Mayfield served as the Drum Major of the 300-member “Spirit of Northwestern” marching band for two years, and acted as director of the NSU Basketball Pep Band. He has also conducted the Dutchtown High School Symphonic Winds, as well as the Archbishop Shaw High School Symphonic Band, where he is currently serving as assistant director.

“Cameron Mayfield has held a lifelong passion for music, and we are excited to bring his talent and passion here to Holy Cross. We look forward to welcoming him to the Holy Cross family,” said Eric DesOrmeaux ’95, chief school officer and principal.

About Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross School to educate young men from metropolitan New Orleans. Serving students grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12, Holy Cross School is fully accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and holds memberships in the National Catholic Educational Association, the National Middle School Association and the National High School Association. A Holy Cross School education engages the whole man – mind and heart, body and soul – and is rooted in the teachings of Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. For more information about Holy Cross School visit www.holycrosstigers.com or call 504.942.3100.