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The JPSO Band of Excellence was founded in 2010, to engage our youth in positive activity.  The goal is to grow to 165 members, including many who have never picked up an instrument.  Sheriff Lopinto hopes the exposure to the band will offer kids the direction and discipline they need for their music and for their lives in general. His goal is for all the band members to go to college.  The program continually stresses its slogan, "We Care about Your Future" as it has reached out to college students to be mentors.
The JPSO Band of Excellence is a cooperative endeavor between the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (JPSO) and the Joseph P. Lopinto, III Community Foundation, a 501c-3 nonprofit entitiy. The Band of Excellence has acquired Mr. Brandon Hansell, Band Director and Mr. Thomas Dean, Assistant Band Director.
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Summer Camp - Success!
The BOE welcomed special guest instructors from Talladega College, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Swain. The BOE students had an opportunity to practice with the Talladega College Great Tornado marching band leaders. 2017 Summer Camp was a success!

International Visitor Leadership Program
Grooming greatness with the JPSO Band of Excellence
In tune with At-Risk Youth
Jefferson Parish Cops & Clergy Colaition
Music for the Soul: Band of Excellence Continues to Grow


Parents and BOE Members, please update your contact information for the BOE. We have a new email address:


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If you are interested in donating to the Band of Excellence, please send your donations to:

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
Attention: CFO
1233 Westbank Expressway
Building B, 5th Floor
Harvey, La 70058


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Sheriff Joseph P. Lopinto, III Community Foundation
Phone 504-376-2378