East Ascension High School's marching band took home the Festival Grand Champion award Saturday at the Dutchtown High School Marching Festival.

The festival, which featured 15 bands from across Louisiana, is an annual fundraiser for the Dutchtown High School Band Booster Club.

Booster Club President David Kobe said the money from the festival is used to feed the band members at away games, purchase instruments and equipment. Last year's money was used to buy a new sound system.

Dutchtown's band performed in exhibition.

East Ascension picked up the awards in the auxiliary and percussion and the Best in Class title in Class AAAA.