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Batiste Cultural Arts Academy will be renamed, stay in ReNEW network, CEO says

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Students from Batiste Cultural Arts Academy,a charter school that will change names next week, play some of the new instruments they received thanks to a $25,000 donation from Fidelity Investments and the Fidelity FutureStage arts education program in 2010. (The Times-Picayune archive)
Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneBy Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on May 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM, updated May 23, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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Batiste Cultural Arts Academy will change its name to ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy on Wednesday, the chief executive of the ReNEW charter school network said. ReNEW runs fiveNew Orleans charters in the Recovery School District.

Announcements had appeared on Facebook and several websites that the Irish Channel school not only was leaving the ReNEW network but also was moving to the campus of Coghill, a recently chartered elementary in Gentilly, with directions for people to call or email Paul Batiste, a member of the famed musician family, for information. But ReNew CEO Gary Robichaux on Thursday described the situation as a tussle over naming rights, saying Paul Batiste's attorney called about a month ago to demand $200,000 in exchange for the Batiste name.

Robichaux declined. "We can't use state taxpayers' dollars to honor someone on the side of a building," he said.

The ReNew network had in fact already received permission from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to change the school's name in an effort to unify names across the network, Robichaux said. The arts-integrated curriculum will remain the same, and Damon and David Batiste still work for ReNEW. Paul Batiste left ReNEW's employ around October 2012, Robichaux said.

David Batiste said he had retained a lawyer to challenge Paul for the rights to use the family name. Neither Paul Batiste nor the staff at Coghill immediately responded to requests for comment.

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Mrs. Obama tells New Orleans students to 'dream big'

Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneBy Bruce Alpert, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune 
on February 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM, updated February 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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WASHINGTON - "Dream big. Don't aim low, aim high."  That was the message First Lady Michelle Obama delivered Wednesday to 80 Middle School students, including 22 from New Orleans. "You have to prepare your minds and your bodies for greatness," Mrs. Obama said at the ornate State Dining Room at the White House. 

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For now, she told the students, their main job, as she regularly reminds her two daughters, "is to go to school, do your homework everyday."

The New Orleans contingent was from Batiste Cultural Arts Academy, one of eight schools nationally chosen for a two-year federal Turnaround Arts program designed to show how involvement in the arts can boost grades, graduation rates and civil engagement.

The First Lady told the students that in addition to working hard at school, they need to read everything "you can get your hands on."

"That's one of the things that President Obama does - he reads everything. He reads all the time. You have to read, read, and read again," Mrs. Obama said.

The First Lady told the students if they work hard, and get a little encouragement along the way, they will have great opportunities.

"The truth is that I know that I wouldn't be where I am today, and I know that my husband, President Obama, wouldn't be where he is today if he hadn't gotten that kind of inspiration from somebody in our lives. We wouldn't be who we are today without all these people who pushed us and believed in us and gave us opportunities to learn and grow and fulfill our potential. We wouldn't be here."

The students watched the Academy Award nominated film, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," and Mrs. Obama signaled how she'd vote if given the chance. The inspiring story of how a six-year-old girl helped her family overcome tremendous obstacles in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is one of the "most powerful and most important" films in a long time, Mrs. Obama said.

"It shows us the strength of our communities, no matter what they look like," Mrs. Obama said. "It shows us that these communities can give us the power to overcome any kind of obstacles. And it also tells a compelling story of poverty and devastation, but also of hope and love in the midst of some great challenges."

The cast and crew later participated in a q and a with the students and Rachel Goslins, the director of the President's Committee on the Arts.

The Batiste students were excited about the chance to meet Mrs. Obama, as well as the star of the inspirational movie, Quvenzhane Wallis, who plays six-year-old Hushpuppy. Hushpuppy, the movie's heroine.

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"It was great," said Gary Robichaux, executive director of the charter management organization, ReNew, which operates Batiste. "We got to meet with the First Lady. We just watched the president land in his helicopter from his trip (to North Carolina). And we even got to see Bo (the Obama's dog) play on the front lawn of the White House. Very cool."

The students were excited.

"I know New Orleans has a lot of negative things going on, and this is a chance to see something positive," said Algernon Jacques, 12, a 7th grader.

Algernon got the advice from Mrs. Obama he sought on "how to do well in life."

Paul Batiste, founder of the Batiste Brothers Band who helped found the school located at the former Live Oak Elementary School, said he's thrilled the students had a chance to meet the First Lady and get a behind-the-scenes look at America's most famous house.

"I can't tell how excited I am that our students are getting this opportunity," Batiste said. "The students have come a long way."




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As witnessed by my book—on occasion—I have something to say.  The book I wrote, proves that there is much to talk about.  However, I’m not the one to talk about it—so I thought.  After many years of people telling me to come from behind the scenes and carry the torch.  Meaning, they thought I should be the spokes person for The Batiste Family®.  Well, the time has come for me to except the responsibility of speaking out.  I once said I don’t like to speak and was told I missed my calling.  That’s not a compliment.  

It’s a calling to try to help others by speaking for them.  Today, I want to speak for the Arts.  I have many pages of background speaking for the Arts.  Still, there’s much to be done.  Now, I discovered, I can use the “Pen.”  I don’t consider myself a writer, but I find myself expressing myself through the Arts and writing is another great form of the Arts.

Therefore, from time to time, I will be writing a Newsletter.  I don’t have a format or schedule to write to you, so it’ll take some time for this to become organized.

The subject today—as always—is family.  I have spent many years and words selling the idea of “Family.”  Somehow, I don’t see enough credit going to “Family.”  In 1982, I wrote, “It’s All About the Family.”  It’s a great song, but it seems it didn’t get the attention it should have gotten.  When I conceived it, I thought it would become a million seller.  When it didn’t become an all time favorite, I knew how hard the battle would be.  Nonetheless, I continue to struggle with the concept of total family involvement.  It’s been a mission of mine to show what happens when everyone sticks together.  

Until now, I have had total involvement of the entire Batiste Family®.  I have been complimented on how, I was able to keep them together since 1971.  After decades of trying to hold on to family members, “Times Have Changed.”

Today, I’m announcing the departure of “David Batiste and Damon Batiste” from the Batiste Brothers Band®/The Batiste Family®.  I wish them good luck in there endeavor to “Go Solo.”  Though, I understand the pressures of life to move forward, I will miss their presence on stage with The Batiste Family® and Batiste Brothers Band®.

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Paul A. Batiste

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Peaches "Jingle Bells" (Gon' be Dat) New Orleans Music: Memoirs of Paul A. Batiste
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                                   Chapter seven


                                                                Funky Soul

The nineties and later were volatile with lawsuits where we sued for and got the copyrights returned to “Funky Soul.”  The lawsuit verses P.M. Dawn, Isaac Bolden, Island Records Ltd, and others took seven years for them to settle. 

    Along with that one, I sued Miller Beer for “It’s On (The Jam is on)/”Jamizon” and they settled.  It was a very stressful lawsuit.  It lasted for years and it took a toll on me.

    After that, I was listening to the radio and heard another one of my songs.  Only this time it was a brass band version.  The “(Gon’ be Dat) New Orleans Music” lawsuit was settled in 2008 and the Mardi Gras Records, Rebirth Brass Band version of “New Orleans Music” was returned to me.  

    As the idea popped into my head, I composed “New Orleans Music” in 1984.  I noticed that there was nothing to describe the city’s music.  There were terms like “Dixie Land Jazz” and “Traditional.”  Consequently, there was nothing specific to New Orleans, so I thought about the title and melody for a song.  Mardi Gras Records and Rebirth Brass Band had recorded the song without my permission and were sued for copyright infringement.  Not to be mistaken for sueing because someone used the name “New Orleans Music” in a song.  Names are trademark issues.  Lawsuits of this nature is about the underlining melody and accompanying music.

Ideas from the Holy Spirit

I feel, I have a gift to be able to compose songs.  It starts with hearing in my imagination a “hook” that’s complete with words and music.  The rest is composition with form, repetition and contrast.  I don’t write unless it comes to me from inspiration.  

    Lawsuits are not fun.  They take up all your time and the results are sometimes little, but we had no choice but to claim what is ours.  The litigations took a toll and frustrated our efforts to grow in the music industry.  Our music is infringed on all over the world.  A rap group in France (Supreme NTM) sampled “Funky Soul” and we never got a cent from it.  It makes you not want to put music out there for fear of someone stealing it, but I continue to publish because I love to create and perform.  In the meantime, I was sequencing and recording using keyboards and drum machines.  The method used was to record tracks in the Kurzweil keyboard and Roland drum machine.  I took the tracks to Festival Recording Studio and dumped the tracks to ADAT tapes.  Using sequencers, I was able to synchronize and record all tracks of eight songs.  












”The american musical family is the cornerstone of the music industry and it has perpetuated the entertainment world. It is the hallmark of an international market.”

-—Paul Batiste—   

Part 1

 Chapter one

Little Farms Kids

Jefferson Parish

The story starts with after coming home from work; Mom is sitting down at the donated upright piano with the hymnal in front of her singing and reading music from it.  Mom’s favorite artist was Mahalia Jackson—”He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”  Then, she gets up and cooks food for the family and Dad would come home after work and plays, “When You’re Smiling” on the piano.  Afterwards, he’d have a glass of Old Grand Dad, as he laughed and danced.  When he’d dance, he’d roll his hips and snap his fingers.  I never saw my Dad drunk.  Later, Uncle Pete walks in and plays, “Baby Please Don’t Go” and sings.  

When they left out of the room we called the “Front room,” the batiste kids would get on the piano with one on one end of the piano and one at the other end.  At age 5 to 7, I made up and created songs on the piano.  

    Well, the piano was bought for little or nothing from a woman who owned the corner store down the street from my Grandmother in New Orleans.  Everyday—as my Dad came from work there—he’d hear the woman practicing.  Well, when the woman was moving out of her house on Cambronne St., Dad asked her if he could buy the piano from her.  

    Later, Dad asked what we wanted for Christmas.  David said, “A set of drums” and I said, “A guitar.”  Dad took us to “Werlein’s for music” on Canal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter area and we picked out the instruments.  I got the sun burst acoustic guitar out of the two in the store that I liked.   

    In my Dad’s Grocery Store, there was a sweet shop.  This was a place people put money in the Juke Box and listen to music.  One day, while music was being played, my oldest brother—John who was attending St. Aug—walked in the room and said, “St. Aug is having a talent show and we are going to start a band and go on the show.”  Well, that was because everyday after work, Dad brought construction workers home with him and they liked to get on the piano and my guitar and perform.  One of them was Elli MaGee from Mississippi.  I used to like to hear him play “Rockin’ Pneumonia.”  That was one of the first things I learned on the piano.  The family and neighbors would listen to him entertain and he brought excitement to the room.  Before that, I saw Lloyd McGray and a bass or rhythm guitarist playing the guitars on his porch.  After that, I knew what instrument I wanted to play.  With musical instruments in the house, Dad’s workers came in and played often.  Another person I remember is a man who played my guitar with a drinking glass.  

David and the Gladiators

One day, one of John’s friends—Gerald Cheatham—painted on the drum head the name “David and the Gladiators.”   He used glitter dust and colors and it was his idea to come up with the name for the band.  Gerald was a bassist and played with us for a while.  Earl Greely is Gerald’s brother and we were in the same grade at Bunche Village, Jr. High School.  His mother was very sweet.  When Earl and I had lunch breaks, she would fix sandwiches for both of us.  Earl lived in the then newly built Bunche Village subdivision.  The neighborhood had a few middle class people.  Several teachers lived there including Mr. Hill, Mr. and Mr. Nero, Ms. Righteous, Ms. Wilson and others.  Mr. James was a teacher and electrician.  Mr. James used to have parties at his house in Bunche Village.  We always had a great time.  All of these people were great role models and they were accessible because they were in the neighborhood.

    First, Dad managed the band until he did a show that ended in a fight.  At the end of the dance, there was a second line.  In those days, it ended in a fight.  Well, my oldest brother—John—got George MaGee to play the drums and Sheila Allen to sing a song called “Gina.”  John and Dad started the band.  John began the rehearsals at the house.  One day while the band rehearsed, George got off of the drums.  I jumped on the drums and began to play while George sang.  John noticed me on the drums and shouted, “Let Paul play the drums and George can come out front and sang the duet with Sheila on the talent show.”  That was the day John put me in the band.  However, George played the drums on the rest of the songs.  We auditioned for the St. Aug talent show and were invited to participate.  Our talent show lineup was: Sheila singing a solo called, “My Man,” with me on the drums and George and Sheila singing an original song entitled, “Gina.”  Gloria Woods sang “I Know” by Barbara George.  William MaGee sang, “Do You Feel All Right?”  We practiced in the living room of our house and Gloria Woods’ house.  Dap played the guitar.  By that time, I was about eleven.  Also, David played the piano on a song Fredrick taught us called, “Cut Out.”   

Talent show

On the day of the talent show, my mother and the family was in the audience.  My Mom over heard people saying, “Who are the people from the country on the talent show?”  Nonetheless, we all won first place.  The school newspaper reads, “Batiste, Brimmer Top Talent.”  Also, John Longo won performing, “Flight of the Bumblebees” on the trumpet.  In addition, John played with the Ravens-big band. 

    As a young musician, I wanted to learn to play the guitar and read music, so I went around the corner to see Dap.  He was a local musician who played professionally.  I asked him to teach me to play the guitar.  When he said no, I was disappointed and went back home and told my mother.  She took the book and explained the lesson on note reading.  She said the whole note receives four counts.  Also, she went on to talk about rest.  My Mom turned the page to the first lesson.  It had a picture of a hand on the fingerboard of the guitar.  She taught me how to play the first note on the guitar and understand the relationship to the sheet music.  Later, Mom would teach me how to read on the piano “Silent Night” from the Hymnal.  With raising seven boys and all, Mom didn’t have much time, so I taught myself from the book and other guitarist in the neighborhood. 

    Afterwards, I would understand why Dap wouldn’t teach me.  When I asked him to teach me, I had the book in my hand.  That intimidated him.  When it comes down to music, guitarists are a different kind of animal.  Dap didn’t know how to read music, so he didn’t want to give me lessons from the book, but I learned from him when I played bass in the band and he played lead guitar.  My very first attempt to teach myself did not work.  After thinking I can’t play the guitar, I put it in the closet.  

    On the other hand, that didn’t matter because I had sports.  I played sports every day.  Right next door to my house, there was an empty lot where we played football.  John was the first football player in the family.  While he played high school football, he’d teach me tackling techniques.  

1971
Chapter four

Vietnam era veteran

Band leader

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hen I returned from the military, my Mom asked me to manage the Gladiators.  It was because I always listened to what my mother said that I started to manage the band, and not some selfish reason or desire to be in charge.  If Mom said it, I did it.  She always managed our affairs to keep us safe.  My Mom was the classic Mom.  She kept an eye on everything we did.  When we played the “Whitey’s-Devil’s Den” on Banks, Mom spoke to the Club owner and inquired what took place the nights we played.  The Club owner told her what he thought of me, so I started booking and continued to direct and arrange the music.  Some of the things I did was buy sound equipment, a van for transportation and use my apartment to rehearse.  Before the seventies, equipment was small.  I could remember doing a gig with one Sears Silvertone amplifier for everything including the microphone, keyboard, bass and Silvertone lead guitar.   Also, by the time I returned, the band didn’t have a horn section.  


    Times were changing and rhythm sections were becoming popular.  Music was ever evolving and now we would require a large Public Address System.  We were one of the first to buy a JBL system with eighteen inch woofers with horns, tweeters and mid range speakers.  This was because we had my brother—Michael—who studies electronics.  I delegated authority to members of the family.  I looked at what each member did well and gave them an assignment.  David was good with the microphone, so I made him the spokes person.  Later, when Peter would join the band, I worked with him on the band account.  Everyone was good at something.  To improve our vocals, I hired vocalist.  The female vocalist was a good addition to the band for the sound I was trying to develop.  I wanted a group sound.  In the sixties and seventies self contained groups were not the norm.  One of the first groups that sang and played the instrument at the same time was the Beatles.  The group from England took America by storm.  

    It was a long hot summer and we weren’t gigging often, so I came up with an idea for a festival at Lee’s Gap.  In Little Farms

The excerpts from my book tell a story about how I became the leader of the Batiste family musical group.




Chapter five

Batiste Brothers Band®

Dynasty-Batiste Brothers, Inc

In 1976, I founded the Batiste Brothers Band® to establish our own identity and create a home base.  Specifically, we had backed-up King Floyd on the road and when we broke down in North Carolina, we were invited over to the school simply because we were his band, but that wasn’t who we were.  Sure, we were “Side persons,” but we had established ourselves as a musical family.  When we’d open for King, the crowd went wild with excitement.  We’d warm them up to a frenzy.  Naturally, when the star came out, the crowd would grow even more frantic.  They loved the show, but we’d get no credit for the night.  Michael, David and I were the backbone of the night.  From rehearsals to equipment and transportation, my family took most of the tasks.  There were several reasons the Gladiators broke up, but the most important reason was for me to start a family group with the goal to have family members be players, and the “Band” part of the name would apply to our musician friends in the group.  Family was never meant to exclude other members.  

    The Elm St. Practice room would soon be replaced by my living room.  I set up my front room just as I’d set up the band room on Elm Street-a set of drums, bass amp, guitar amp, keyboards, keyboard amplifiers and a P.A. System.  

    While in college, I learned about having an identity.  Music was undergoing it’s usual transformation.  It was commercial to have a musical family group.  Then, the Isley Brothers, the Brothers Johnson, the Jackson 5 and other musical families existed.

    Besides family groups, there were groups sprouting up all over the country that featured group songs.  Having a love for performing on stage with my family made it that much better.  Being influenced by those family groups as a commercial success story, I recruited all Batiste family members to become a part of a record venture.  It’d be and independent record company to start an industry such as Motown, or early Cosimo Studio recordings in New Orleans.  

    The goal would be to put out a hit record like King Floyd had done.  I thought we could get picked up by a major record company and have the upper hand on a deal.  I was never a fan of getting a record deal because everybody I knew who had one had been messed over.  The important thing would be to negotiate a good deal.  I knew of stories about deals where the producer cut the deal and he was given $150,000.00 to produce the tracks.  The money would go into escrow to be recouped from record sales.  The producer would agree to do an album.  

    I went to Dad with the idea of putting together an independent production and record company.  Besides being a pragmatist, Dad was too consumed with raising seven boys and bringing in the major part of the families income.  Though, Mom had the same tasks, she listened to what I told her about the music business and put up $1,000.00 as her 20% shares to start a record company.  I put up money for 51% of the corporation.     

    It would be called Dynasty-Batiste Brothers Incorporated.  Estella C. Batiste, Paul Batiste, Michael Batiste, Peter Batiste, James Batiste and Thomas Batiste are stockholders for their share of the corporation.  David was not in the corporation because this time we were still separated.  He’d already started another group with his wife and a white guy on guitar.  The guitarist was real good.  He was the first person I saw play harmonics on the guitar.  Later, David would play with the Meters.  He would later go on Saturday Night Live with them.  The Meters would soon break up.  

Hi, I would like to personally thank all of you who visit this site with enthusiasm and interest.  You are the reason this site is here.  You are music to my ears.  You are the lyrics to my songs and your are the reason.


about us

Batiste Cultural Arts Academy is a Trade Name.  For the past two years, the brand has marketed and promoted schools for the ReNew network.  It’s starts with the name and continues with marketing strategies—Radio, TV and Billboard commercials that feature me.  Furthermore, music programs developed by me.  Also, the long standing reputation of The Batiste Family® and my teaching career, makes for a powerful Brand that has successfully put schools and bands on the map from scratch.

I incorporate my experience of having performed my first show in 1962 as knowledge of show.  I use my challenge of leading the musical family since 1971 as a needed tool.  Having served in the U.S. Army Military Police Company, adds to the value and gives me the knowledge of how important discipline is in all endeavors.  I have a degree in Instrumental Music Education from Southern University at New Orleans and a Louisiana license to teach.  I started teaching at over 15 schools in 1978.  

I am the president and owner of Paul A. Batiste Conservatory of the Arts, Inc. a non profit with a 501 (c) 3.  

The Batiste Brand has delivered to help to bring millions to underserved children in New Orleans.  Schools have received instruments, renovations, materials and supplies to develop programs in the Arts.  Our efforts to raise money and bring donors to the table for children is unprecedented.  

My hands on approach allows me to provide Observation and Student teaching to David, Damon, Michael, Kristopher, Jamal and Ryan Batiste.  I used my degree in education and longtime leadership in the family to provide Professional Development to the entire family.  Now, and for years, we are a driving force in education and entertainment. 

I founded the Batiste Brothers Band®/The Batiste Family® in 1976.  Now, we perform nationally and internationally on Concerts, Festivals, Conventions, Weddings, and more.

It is the goodwill, trust, honesty, and longevity we possess that drives the Brand.

Batiste Cultural Arts Academy is a registered trade name of Paul A. Batiste.  As such, I or no member of my family runs, operates or governs Batiste school.  The physical site is operated by ReNew.  Damon Batiste does not run the school.

Let the Batiste Brand market and promote your school or entertainment.

If you are assisted or helped in any way, you’ve made my day.  However, please asked any question you have in mind.  I am the leader of Batiste Family.  We are honored by your presence.

-Paul A. Batiste-

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    Furthermore, with a franchise, you are buying a proven business.  Someone else has already made the mistakes and worked out the system.  When you pay the initial franchise fee and the ongoing royalties, you receive, in return, training, a recognizable brand name, and economies of scale with respect to everything from marketing campaigns to purchases.  This facilitates ease of starting hour practice, accelerates startup schedules, and provides ongoing support and networking opportunities.

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    We are ready to assist you in locating a site for your Batiste Brand License.  We have developed site selection criteria that you can use as a guideline in locating your Venue.  While we do not select the site for you, we will be available to help you based on our experience selecting sites for our own establishment.  We will review your site choices and help you make an evaluation based on building criteria, market area, site characteristic and access.

    Training

    Plenty people never consider owning their own business because they are unsure of how to operate it.  With a Batiste Brand Franchise, you don’t have to worry about a thing.  We will provide you with plenty of training for you and your staff.  Our training will cover everything from education to entertainment and the Arts.  That’s not all you will receive.  After completing of our 10 day Professional Development (2 weeks) training course, we will also provide you with on going training as needed.  All you have to do is call.  We will also provide you with phone consultation, should you need it.


    Name

    Name your Charter, Private, or Public School "Batiste,"  First in family entertainment and education.  I am the founder and orchestrater.  I can make it happen for you.  I own the federally registered trade name and have the rights to license the name to you.  As the administrator, I will partner the brand with you and your organization.  It's just that simple!!!!  ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  CALL ME:  PAUL BATISTE - 504-738 3040  -  THANKS!!!




    Composer, Paul Batiste has been writing music since the age of 5.  All of the Batiste Brothers Band songs have been the brain child of his genius approach to inventing sound.  The main hits and components of "Funky Soul" was originated by Paul.  The distinctive hits have been used to knock upon entering  a door by the entire Batiste Family.  The guitar rhythm affectionately called the "Chank" has influenced many New Orleans guitarist.  The Warner Brothers 1976 "Chug a Lug" by the Hall of Fame nominee the "Meters" was accompanied by Paul on rhythm guitar at Capital Studios in Baton Rouge.  Musicians were enthralled in Japan when he toured in the nineties.  Also, he, Snooks Eglin, Eddie Bo and Russell lit up the stage at Utrecht Holland's Blues Festival in Europe.  As a teacher, he has mentored the new era Brass bands to record and perform his original "(Gon' be Dat) New Orleans Music."  His compositions are the sound track for the 3 state workbook "Sugar Cain" a bitter sweet legacy by OPSB and is at the Smithsonian.  The lyrics to "Louisiana," his original are next to Langston Hughes in the poem section of the book.  In addition, the Jazz CD "Seductive Recital" was a Smooth Jazz sensation and turntable hit.  The album is a one man band effort using technology and innovation.  All Batiste Brand websites are constructed by Paul A. Batiste.

    "I was chosen to lead the family by my mother.  I sacrificed and was rewarded with helping the family.  Now, I lead as the only member of the family licensed to teach music.  I am proud of what people say about the family.  Equally, I am proud of what God has done for me and the children."

    Call Paul at: 504-738-3040
    I am no longer the Band Director for ReNew at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy
    Currently, I have Licensed Batiste to ReNew until May 2013
    Damon Batiste and David Batiste are no longer booking for the Batiste Brothers Band®/The Batiste Family®
    For exclusive attention and booking call:  Paul Batiste (504)738-3040 or paul@batistebrothersband.com

    It's here!!!! The new paperback book!!!!!!!Get it online at  your favorite outlet: "(Gon be Dat) New Orleans Music"
    GO TO: 


    As the only member of The Batiste Family®  in Louisiana who has a degree in education, I am chosen to  look after the interest of the musical family.  My mother who passed away in 2007, left me with the responsibility of leadership:

    Welcome to the Batiste Brand Hub.  Here, you can get up to date information on all Batiste Brand Events.  Call:Paul @ 504-738-3040

    Excerpts from “Memoirs of Paul A. Batiste"

    The Batiste Family is also known as Batiste Brothers Band
     
    www.facebook.com/batistebrothersband
    The Batiste Family is Louisiana's largest musical family.  The Batiste Brothers Band L.L.C. is the south’s original funk, soul, rock, jazz and R & B group.  In 1984, I wrote the song “New Orleans Music” to promote the gumbo style personality of a city‘s music. In addition, the band has toured in Japan, Europe and other foreign countries.  So for professional, courteous, prompt service and well traveled musicians, the Batiste Brothers Band® is the brand name you can count on.  When it comes to music, Batiste is the name you know.  I started the Batiste Brothers Band® in 1976 to honor my mother and father.  John and Estella Batiste are the parents of seven boys.  The band is named after the seven brothers-for the love and dedication our parents put into us.  Go to:
    www.batistebrothersband.net  "Louisiana" Dedicated to our great state Written by Paul A. Batiste and performed by the Batiste Brothers Band

    link: 
    The Paul A. Batiste Conservatory of the Arts. Inc. a non profit corporation with a 501 (c) 3 has launched the Batiste Family International School of Fine and Performing Arts
    ®. www.batistefamilyinternationalschool.com.
       The Batiste Family International School of Fine and Performing Arts is a federally registered tradename of Paul A. Batiste d/b/a Batiste Brothers Band.  Paul A. Batiste Conservatory of the Arts is a non-profit with a 501 (c) 3, we offer on-line educational consulting services.  For more information contact: paulbatiste@aol.com or (504) 738-3040.  

    MUSIC FOR ALL OCASSIONS:
    The Batiste Brothers Band®
    Weddings, social and pleasure clubs galas, concerts, dances, festivals, mardi gras events, conventions events, private parties, birthday parties, children’s parties, retirement parties, talent shows and more.

    If you are planning a wedding, we specialize in the agenda of the event. Starting with the song requested for the bride and groom. Additionally, all cues and songs are delivered with you in mind. The band features, dance music, line dance, ballads and a big party ending with a second line. 

    Or for the traditional Social and Pleasure celebrations, and when doing your Mardi Gras Ball, please keep us in mind.  From “A Pretty Lady is Just Like a Melody” to New Orleans music, we aim to please.  We are also available for main or opening act for major venue concerts. And, we are well known on the convention seen.  Conversely, one might desire a group for a more intimate environment such as a private party. We include jazz and soft music like “Misty,” or “Autumn Leaves,” and we culminate with a well known swing.

    Finally, our tour of Japan included the Kobe Urban Resort Fair and Sunset 99 Live in Sasebo. There is no job too big or too small for the Batiste Brothers Band L.L.C. We welcome your biggest entertainment challenge.    

    For a quiet or an exciting evening of enjoyment or both, choose the band that has the experience to give you a great experience.  Experience is the best teacher.  Get everything you need right here.
    For exclusive booking and immediate attention contact Paul Batiste P.O. Box 74491 Metairie, Louisiana 70033
    Or phone: 504-738-3040 e-mail: paulbatiste@aol.com

    For service to the community, the Batiste Brothers were recently honored by the Ladies in Red. 
    Paul A. Batiste- leader, composer, guitar, flute and vocals

    He began playing music in the sixties.  In 1965 he performed at the Apollo Theatre Amateur Show.

    He has been an educator in New Orleans for more than two decades. 

    And he is the manager, producer, writer and arranger of the band.
    www.paulbatiste.com
     He is the local 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year.  And he is the recipient of the Superintendent’s award, Con Brio with service to music.
    For more information: www.paulbatisteconservatory.com
    Batiste Brothers Band® is a federally registered Trademark. 
    Batiste Cultural Arts Academy® is a federally registered Trade Name of Paul A. Batiste
    paulbatiste@aol.com
    P.O. Box 74491 Metairie, La. 70033
    504-738-3040
    Hours of Operation: 24/7
     



                                                           

    Chapter eight

    Affraid to fly

    2001

    New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

    The new millennium rained in doubts and pessimism with threats of a digital meltdown because of the failure to properly program 1999 to change to 2000.  I didn’t want to fly on an airplane because of the threats to Americans and the threat of mass chaos predicted when the clocks roll over.  Nevertheless, the clocks disaster did not occur.  

        However in 2001, there was the second bombing of the World Trade Center.  On my way to school, my nephew called me and asked me if I heard about the bombing in New York.  I said no and turned the radio on to the horror of the disaster.  I turned around and went back home and called in sick.  As buildings fell, my worst fears were being realized.  The catastrophe broke my heart and struck me with fear.

    Ernie K-Doe

    The Batiste Brothers Band® had grown to become the Batiste Family and was playing all over the South.  The city was sponsoring festivals in the communities.  One such festival was in the Lower Ninth Ward.  That was where I last saw Ernie K-Doe.  He was with his wife and he had performed earlier in the day.  By now, most members in the band had forged their own careers.  The next generation Batiste were playing shows and traveling overseas.  Still something is missing-there’s not the camaraderie that once existed.  My dream of all of us performing on stage is where we ought to be.    

        Joe Mills was retiring from OPSB as the Music Supervisor and was being replaced by Vondell Smith-Sloan.  Vondell had a different style than Joe, so I felt things would be a little different.  It turned out things would be a lot different.  

        While Mr. Mills was retiring, he asked me to teach a guitar class.  He would often ask me to teach guitar for Saturday City Wide programs, but I never worked on Saturdays because of working the Batiste Brothers weekends.  Now, he’d ask me to teach the House of Blues Foundation guitar program.  I told him I was not interested.    

        Just as there was a new Music Supervisor, there was a new Principal at John Shaw Elementary School.  That year when I reported to Shaw, the new principal came in forceful.  The previous principal—Ms. Green—was wonderful and committed to helping the children.  Usually, when I report to a school the first day of the year would be spent planning.  This time was different.  Even though, I was starting from scratch in trying to develop a program, to assert her authority, the principal came down on me-“Today will not be spent planning, Mr. Batiste you will go around to every class today.”  I knew that would not work.  I had to deal with those teachers with kid gloves and respect their first day.  Because of this, I immediately called the outgoing Supervisor, Mr. Mills, and accepted the job to do guitars at NOCCA.      

        I never wanted to teach guitars because I felt the district was not ready to support anything but marching band.  I’d had success with marching band, so why teach guitar and wear two hats.   Well, I took the job at NOCCA (Live Oak).  It turned out to be the right decision.

        The International House of Blues Foundation approached NOCCA Academy to fund a nonprofit guitar program there.  We would later bus the students to Live Oak.  Chris Thomas 

    The Batiste Family is also known as Batiste Brothers Band
     
    www.facebook.com/batistebrothersband
    The Batiste Family is Louisiana's largest musical family.  The Batiste Brothers Band L.L.C. is the south’s original funk, soul, rock, jazz and R & B group.  In 1984, I wrote the song “New Orleans Music” to promote the gumbo style personality of a city‘s music. In addition, the band has toured in Japan, Europe and other foreign countries.  So for professional, courteous, prompt service and well traveled musicians, the Batiste Brothers Band® is the brand name you can count on.  When it comes to music, Batiste is the name you know.  I started the Batiste Brothers Band® in 1976 to honor my mother and father.  John and Estella Batiste are the parents of seven boys.  The band is named after the seven brothers-for the love and dedication our parents put into us.  Go to: 
    www.batistebrothersband.net  "Louisiana" Dedicated to our great state Written by Paul A. Batiste and performed by the Batiste Brothers Band

    link: 
    The Paul A. Batiste Conservatory of the Arts. Inc. a non profit corporation with a 501 (c) 3 has launched the Batiste Family International School of Fine and Performing Arts
    ®. www.batistefamilyinternationalschool.com.
       The Batiste Family International School of Fine and Performing Arts is a federally registered tradename of Paul A. Batiste d/b/a Batiste Brothers Band.  Paul A. Batiste Conservatory of the Arts is a non-profit with a 501 (c) 3, we offer on-line educational consulting services.  For more information contact:paulbatiste@aol.com or (504) 738-3040.   

    MUSIC FOR ALL OCASSIONS:
    The Batiste Brothers Band®
    Weddings, social and pleasure clubs galas, concerts, dances, festivals, mardi gras events, conventions events, private parties, birthday parties, children’s parties, retirement parties, talent shows and more.

    If you are planning a wedding, we specialize in the agenda of the event. Starting with the song requested for the bride and groom. Additionally, all cues and songs are delivered with you in mind. The band features, dance music, line dance, ballads and a big party ending with a second line.  

    Or for the traditional Social and Pleasure celebrations, and when doing your Mardi Gras Ball, please keep us in mind.  From “A Pretty Lady is Just Like a Melody” to New Orleans music, we aim to please.  We are also available for main or opening act for major venue concerts. And, we are well known on the convention seen.  Conversely, one might desire a group for a more intimate environment such as a private party. We include jazz and soft music like “Misty,” or “Autumn Leaves,” and we culminate with a well known swing.

    Finally, our tour of Japan included the Kobe Urban Resort Fair and Sunset 99 Live in Sasebo. There is no job too big or too small for the Batiste Brothers Band L.L.C. We welcome your biggest entertainment challenge.     

    For a quiet or an exciting evening of enjoyment or both, choose the band that has the experience to give you a great experience.  Experience is the best teacher.  Get everything you need right here. 
    For exclusive booking and immediate attention contact Paul Batiste P.O. Box 74491 Metairie, Louisiana 70033
    Or phone: 504-738-3040 e-mail: paulbatiste@aol.com

    For service to the community, the Batiste Brothers were recently honored by the Ladies in Red.  
    Paul A. Batiste- leader, composer, guitar, flute and vocals

    He began playing music in the sixties.  In 1965 he performed at the Apollo Theatre Amateur Show.

    He has been an educator in New Orleans for more than two decades.  

    And he is the manager, producer, writer and arranger of the band. 
    www.paulbatiste.com
     He is the local 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year.  And he is the recipient of the Superintendent’s award, Con Brio with service to music.
    For more information: www.paulbatisteconservatory.com 
    Batiste Brothers Band® is a federally registered Trademark.  
    Batiste Cultural Arts Academy® is a federally registered Trade Name of Paul A. Batiste
    paulbatiste@aol.com
    P.O. Box 74491 Metairie, La. 70033
    504-738-3040
    Hours of Operation: 24/7
     

    As the only member of The Batiste Family®  in Louisiana who has a degree in education, I am chosen to  look after the interest of the musical family.  My mother who passed away in 2007, left me with the responsibility of leadership.

    Excerpts from “Memoirs of Paul A. Batiste"


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    The Batiste Family® is an independent organization an is not affiliated with any other associations.  We work closely with other groups, but we do not have stock in their holdings.  

      For information contact: Paul Batiste

      
     
     
     504-738-3040



    Director, Paul Batiste has taught at over 15 schools in New Orleans since 1978. Batiste is a state certified teacher, guitarist, composer, producer and flutist. In 1962, he and his family won first place in the St. Augustine High School Talent Show. In 1965, the family went to New York City for the Apollo Theater Show and won first place. His Mom and Dad had a vision for the arts. 
    "I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Batiste Brand. If there is a produce you are interested in, please call me. I offer personal attention and service. Our products have stood the test of time. Beginning with the family band, since 1971, I have been the administrator of my family's affairs in music. As the sole composer of the Batiste Brothers Band songs, I have written and published more than 30 compositions.
    I managed and recorded Jonathan, Jamal and Travis as the Batiste Kids. That act performed every Lundi Gras at the Children's Museum. Now, they are adults-Pharmacist, UNO graduate and Juilliard graduate.
    When they performed dates, they were acompanied by my mother and father's great grand children.
    The Batiste Band's first recording of "Star Lite" took place in 1976. That session included family members and non-family members. The family members were David, Michael, Peter and Russell. Later, David's other son Damon joined us in the studio for additional recordings.
    By 1978, Damon and Russell would become members of the Batiste Brothers Band. The Band's world tour would include-with all of these member-Japan.
    Peter's children performs regularly with the Batiste Brothers Band. They are Quanna and her children. Peter, Jr. is a rapper. Also, Micheal's son, Lil Mike is a rapper. I am proud to say, I have performed at the Jazz Fest with every one of these excellent musicians as their leader.
    Prior to that, and starting in 1962, my Dad and John would managed David and the Gladiators. After that, David managed the Gladiators. When I returned from the U.S. Army in 1971, my mother asked me the to manage the Gladiators, and I did until 1975.
    David, Michael and I were the family members in the band when we wrote and recorded the 1970 hit single, "Funky Soul."
    In 1976, I founded the Batiste Brothers Band.
    In education, the Batiste Brothers Band has toured all of the Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in New Orleans. Additionally, we routinely accompanied up and coming artists in school talent shows.
    In 2008, I signed an MOU with Paul Vallas and RSD to have The Batiste Family at Live Oak, Elementary School and in 2010, I signed an agreement with ReNew to name Batiste Cultural Arts Academy.
    Finally, for everything from consulting to performing and teaching, contact me and I'll be happy to direct you to your needs."
    - Paul A. Batiste, CEO -
    Batiste Brothers Band, Batiste Cultural Arts Academy, Batiste Family International School, and The Batiste Family are registered Trade Names of Paul A. Batiste:

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