The 5th Annual Marty Gras Concert to benefit the Marty Hurley Endowment at Brother Martin was held at Tipitina’s on Thursday, May 30. Former Hurley students, local artists, their friends, and The Brother Martin Drumline and Stage Bands entertained the large crowd. Mark Romig ’74, Arthur Hardy, and Keith Spera ’85 emceed the event and assisted with a verbal auction to help raise funds for the cause. Performing Artists included The Bucktown All-Stars, Peabody, and Bag of Donuts.
Chris Bailey ’86, Dominick Caronna ’85, Arthur Hardy, Mike Hotstream ’90, Stanton Moore ’90, Paulette Purser Hurley and John Wooton served on the event committee.
The Marty Hurley Band Endowment honoring Marty Hurley is established in the St. Aloysius Century Foundation to support Brother Martin High School. Musician, composer and master teacher, Marty Hurley served for 37 years in service to the students at Brother Martin as Band Director.
Under Mr. Hurley, the Brother Martin Band was a model of excellence, continually achieving superior ratings at LMEA festivals. The purpose of the endowment is to provide financial support for Brother Martin in an area most important to him during his years at the school – the instrumental music program.
Scot Craig ’80 - Katie’s Restaurant & Bar, Francesca by Katie’s
The de Lanzac Family - Kraig ’86, Rhen, and Braden ’18
Mrs. Marty (Paulette) Hurley
The Smith Family - Kaki, Randy ’77, and Riley ’16
John Beninate ’77
Brian Spellman ’00 - B.Spell Paint & Design, LLC
The Culinary Crusaders
David Horos ’83
Stanton Moore ’90
The Napier Family - Tim, Beverly, Brett ’03, and Garrett ’08
Romaguera Photography - Ralph, Sr. ’67 SA, Ralph ’90, and Ryan ’92
Beau Bujol ’14
Dawn and Michael Bujol
Tim Gagliano ’86 - CIO Services of Louisiana
EJ Fox, Jr. ’65 SA
Van Holmes ’82
Frank McCaskell ’81
Ray Fransen, Jr. ’66 CJ - Ray Fransen’s Drum Center