NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On December 1, at a dinner in the French Quarter to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Rex Organization honored its longstanding relationship with St. Augustine High School and the Marching 100. The relationship between the Rex Organization and St. Augustine High School stretches back over 50 years ago to when the Marching 100 first joined the Rex Parade in 1967.
The Marching 100 performed several of its high-energy songs on Royal Street, in front of Galerie de Galatoire, where the Rex anniversary dinner occurred. Following that special performance, on behalf of the Rex Organization, Rex Official James J. Reiss, III and Rex Member Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, the former President of St. Augustine High School and presently the Vice President for Philanthropy for the Greater New Orleans Foundation, presented the scroll to St. Augustine High School President Aulston Taylor.
Rex, the King of Carnival
Sends greetings to St. Augustine High School And its Marching 100 Band
We celebrate Our Shared Commitment to Arts, Education, and Leadership and Your Steadfast Work to Promote Academic Excellence to Assure that All of the Citizens of Our Beloved Capital City of New Orleans Enjoy a Bright Future.
We Remember with Pride the Mardi Gras Day More than a Half- Century Ago when your Illustrious Marching 100 Band First Joined Our Grand Procession in Joyous Harmony.
As We Approach the 150th Anniversary of Our Reign, We Celebrate Enduring Bonds of Friendship and Service and Anticipate with Joy a Bright Future of Continued Association.
May You Never Cease to Love
By My Own Hand,
Rex, His Imperial Majesty, King of the Carnival Signed by Bathurst, Lord High Chamberlain