Recently friends and neighbors met at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park to enjoy Dat Band's Soul Train Revue ... dancing and funking to the sounds of the '70s.

The evening's concert was dedicated to Mr. Roy Mouton who, as a music teacher and a mentor, changed hundreds of lives for the better throughout the Covington community.

"Roy Mouton, usually known simply as Mouton, was far more than a music teacher. He founded the St. Paul’s High School Marching Band, making it into the Southern Gentlemen and the finest high school show band in Louisiana. 

He continued that tradition for many years at Covington High School.

He and his wife Alfreda, were a business couple, entrepreneurs and outstanding role models. In the 1970s Mouton was a member of The Mighty 15, a benevolence group of Black men that awarded scholarships and helped needy families.

I can think of no better way to honor his public service to our community than dedicating tonight’s sounds from the '70s to him."