100 West Bluebird
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone/Fax (337) 981-1096
Email

The Comeaux Band Program has two directors, Chris Smith and Scott Geiger.  However there is a complete staff of individuals who assist in the music education of the "Spectacular Band from Spartan Land."  From marching techs to small ensemble coaches, these individuals help provide needed instruction to the Comeaux Band students.  The directors are thankful for all of their input and instruction.  These individuals are listed to the right.

DIRECTORS

Chris Smith is in his eleventh year as Director of Bands at Comeaux High School.  At Comeaux he is responsible for administering the total band program: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Color Guard/Winter Guard and small ensembles.  He conducts the Wind Symphony and co-directs the Spectacular Band from Spartan Land.  Prior to coming to Comeaux High School, Smith was Director of Bands at the Holy Cross School in New Orleans, LA.

Mr. Smith has conducted various parish and district honor bands, as well as, having adjudicated at concert and marching festivals in Louisiana.  His ensembles have
consistently earned superior ratings in concert, marching performances, at the local, state and national levels.  Smith is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he studied under Frank Wickes.  Smith has participated in conducting workshops with: H. Robert Reynolds, John Whitwell, James Ogle, Jerry Junkin, and Frank Wickes. 

He is a past member of the L.M.E.A. State Board as Band Division Chairman and as
a District Director.  He is the founding president of the District VI Band Director’s Association where he was selected as Band Director of the Year in 2004.  Smith is a member of the Louisiana Music Educator’s Association, the National Band Association, the College Band Director’s National Association.  He is a member of Phi Beta Mu National Band Director’s Fraternity and is also a life member of the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.

Chris Smith
Director of Bands

Phone:       337-521-7294
                  337-504-2568 (home)
                  337-303-5851 (cell)
Email: Chris Smith

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Scott Geiger was born in Lansing, MI, Scott attended Lansing Everett High School.  Upon graduation he attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, from which he received his bachelors degree in Music Education.  While at MSU Scott was a squad leader with the marching band, a section leader with the symphonic band, and member of both the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra, as well as a soloist with the Percussion Ensemble.  Outside of school, Scott performed in the drum and bugle corps activity for seven years, his last three with the Bluecoats from Canton, OH.

Besides teaching numerous percussion groups during his college career, Scott's first full time teaching position was in Rawlins, WY as the Rawlins High School and Rawlins Middle School Band Director.  In 2000 he moved down to New Orleans, LA where he worked as the Associate Director of Bands at the Holy Cross School New Orleans.  At the beginning of the 2004-05 school year Scott was employed as the Pepperell Middle School Band Director in Lindale, GA where he also assisted with the high school marching band.  In 2007 Scott found himself back in Louisiana working at Comeaux High School as the Associate Director of Bands. 

Scott resides in Youngsville and is married to his lovely wife Katie, with their three furry children: Humphrey, Stella, and Gunner. He is an active member in SLBDA, MENC, LMCGPC, as well as PAS.

Scott Geiger
Associate Director of Bands

Phone:        337-521-7294 (office)
                  337-573-5393 (cell)
Email: Scott Geiger

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INSTRUCTORS

Morrice Boutan is in his first year as Guard Instructor at Comeaux High School.  Morrice’s first experience in color guard was as a student at Slidell High School where he participated in the Winter Guard program from 2013 - 2015.  He was also a member of the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps in their inaugural year 2014 and a member of the 2015 Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.  He was also a member of the 2016 Lake Area Independent Winter Guard which competed on the national level. Currently Morrice is pursuing a degree in music education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  In his first year at ULL Morrice has choreographed, designed, and/or teched at: Slidell High School, Crowley High School, Westlake High School, Arnett Middle School, Lake Arthur High School and Mandeville High School.

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Victoria Domingue is in her second year with Rhythm in Bleu at Ovey Comeaux High School..  She has ten years of experience as a choreographer, performer and dance educator.

Victoria's choreography has won awards at state and national competitions, most recently at the VIP Dance competition where it earned 1st & 2nd highest score in the large group, senior division.  Her choreography has also been accorded Innovative Choreography Award and Superior Gold with National Bid at NDA, High Gold and 2nd highest score in the Broadway Division Senior Duo at VIP Dance competition, High Gold in Odyssey Dance competition adn Gold with Honors at Louisiana Kids.

In 2007 Victoria toured and performed with Danced Olympus as a VIP dancer.  Other performing credits include UL Lafayette's State of La Dance in 2004 and 2005 and the Lafayette Ballet Theater's Nutcracker for four years.

Victoria has created original work for various local dance schools, Lafayette's Steampunk Festival and Acadiana Village's Acadian Noel.  She is co-owner of Balance Point Studios, a performing arts studio in Lafayette.














































 

 

Additional Staff

  • Lauren Faulk - MB Tech.
                              Flute Choir

  • Sarah Frazier - MB Tech
                            Horn Choir

  • Barry Mahady - Woodwind Qnt.

  • Fran Mahady - Clarinet Choir

  • Taylor Naquin - Perc. Instr.

  • Kathleen Prather - Dept. Sec.

  • Nicholas Romero - Perc. Instr.

  • Myron Saul - MB Tech,
                                Low Br. Ens.

  • Courtney Verret - Guard Tech

  • Ryan Vicknair - MB Tech

Comeaux High School Band