LSU marching band director will speak at the Jan. 9 Press Club

Kelvin Jones, director of the LSU Tiger Marching Band, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 9. The band’s collaboration with Lake Charles musician Sean Ardoin and his band Kreole Rock and Soul, titled “Full Circle,” is in the running for a Grammy award for best regional roots album. This is the first time a marching band and a popular genre band have collaborated for a full album. The Grammy awards ceremony will be Feb. 5.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.