The Holy Cross Band is known throughout the South. Students annually receive college scholarships for their musical talent. The band plays at football games, participates in competitions, camps, and rallies, and marches in Mardi Gras parades. They are sometimes called upon to play at civic functions as well. Students meet the instruments in fifth grade and explore until they find the instrument that is a perfect fit for their talent. In high school they may take two to four years of classes working up to Advanced Band Honors, and AP Theory.