Sci High Alumni Ryan Batiste will Team Up with the School’s Jazz Ensemble Band to Commemorate Its 30th Anniversary with a Fundraiser Celebration.

The Celebration will feature a live performance by Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and The Bangas

Data News Staff Edited Report

NEW ORLEANS – As Sci High gears up for its 30th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 6, we’re proud to announce Alumni Ryan Batiste will deliver a special performance with the school’s jazz ensemble at the VIP reception! The event’s lineup includes performances by Tarriona “Tank” Ball of the Grammy-nominated group Tank and the Bangas, Mykia Jovan, T-Ray The Violinist, and Stooges Brass Band.

Ryan comes from a notable line of musicians, the Batiste family, who have been in the music industry for 50 years. With his family, Ryan has headlined stages in countries worldwide, including the Joy of Jazz Festival in South Africa, the Jazz Festival in Paris, and the Acura stage at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

A fundraising event, this year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past…Preparing For Our Future.” Partygoers will enjoy an evening of delicious food by NeauxLA RolLA and Creole Tomateaux, a phenomenal silent auction, and a complimentary full bar.

“The impact that Sci High has had on New Orleans’ youth and the surrounding community can be seen in the success stories surrounding our existence,” said Erica Durousseau, Executive Director of the Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education, the school’s charitable benefactor. “We are committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities to all students who are interested, regardless of their backgrounds and history.”

To support this year’s event, tickets can be purchased at For sponsorship info, email or call (504) 710-5217.

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