LSU band member continues unlikely tradition, becomes 3rd sibling to play at championship game

The Tiger Marching Band is the marching band of Louisiana State University, well known as LSU.

LSU band member continues unlikely tradition, becomes 3rd sibling to play at championship game 3
The news was reported from the city ‘BATON ROUGE’, which is the capital of the U.S. State of Louisiana. It is a coincidence that a trio of brothers from the LSU band has been given the chance to perform at the National Championship Game.

All three brothers from past and present, are a part of this prestigious event. The trifecta is over and the youngest brother has his chance to perform on Monday.

Billy Hochkeppel is the oldest brother. He got a chance to play the trumpet for the band Tigers in 2007. It was the time when the LSU team defeated the Ohio state’s team. Billy shared the coincidental news on social media before the youngest brother appeared at the WBRZ.

Billy wrote that it is the lifeblood. It creates a great atmosphere when the band performs and the crowd listens to them and cheers. Billy Hochkeppel is now the band director at Southside High School in Youngsville.

After Billy, his younger brother, Chris Hochkeppel continued the legacy to play in the band. In 2012, Chris played the instrument mellophone in the match of LSU against Alabama.

Now, the same legacy is carried on by their youngest brother, David Hochkeppel who is all set to inspire the audience for the LSU team. He is a saxophonist in the band. Unfortunately, this year, the LSU team lost the championship.

Hochkeppel said that though the team lost this year’s National Championship, LSU proved to be a great team. Adding to it, he said that it was a treat and exhilarating to play.

Chris Hochkeppel is the founding member of the roots-rock band ‘Burris’. He is also the singer in the band. He said that the time he spent with the Tiger band is precious and a lifelong experience to be cherished.

David, the youngest brother sees himself as the band director just like his eldest brother. He said that it has been incredible how everything meant to be right for his family and team. Playing for the team means the world to him.