Sherman Washington, a resident of Boutte, and the Zion Harmonizers Contemporary Music Legends, were internationally recognized gospel recording stars. (Source: Music Legends of St. Charles Parish Booklet prepared by the St. Charles Historical Foundation)
The St. Charles Borromeo Guitar Band in the 1940s.
In the early 1920s, the Norco Refining Company Band provided entertainment for the refinery.
The first black school band in St. Charles Parish, circa 1961. Some musicians reached a higher level of proficiency. (Photo courtesy of Carolyn S. Boyd)
Susie's Kitchen Band was comprised of family members of the New Orleans Refinery Company Band, circa 1920s.