Banners Engages

engages web headerOne of the most important responsibilities of Banners is to engage local students in educational programming through arts and humanities performances.

This programming helps to ensure that children develop creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Studies have also shown that children who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, be elected to class office within their schools and win awards for school attendance.

Banners provides educational outreach efforts that include presentations by artists visiting our local public and private schools, as well as the public library. These presentations include performances as well as educational components. Each year, more than 17,000 students reap the benefits of having Banners educational outreach performances as part of their learning environment. With approximately 60 outreach programs annually, Banners brings arts and humanities to K-12 schools throughout Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes and the students of McNeese State University.

Make a tax deductible gift to Banners Engages programming for area schools.

Please contact Banners if the price of a school bus is holding your school back from attending. Banners Engages can assist an at-risk public school with the bus fees so your children can attend a performance.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact the CITGO Outreach & Operations Specialist.

Upcoming Performances


The Magic School Bus- Lost in the Solar System


When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

When: October 26, 2018

Times: Two School Showings: 10am | 12:30pm,
One Showing Open to the Public: 6pm

Where: Bulber Auditorium, McNeese campus, 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70609