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The Brass Band plays a variety of traditional New Orleans jazz as well as modern brass band music.
Our Brass Band plays a variety of traditional and modern brass band music. The joyous music played by this band will put any celebration over the top . Our Brass Band is available for Second Line Parades, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Funerals, Garden Parties, Corporate Events, and any other celebration you want to take to the next level.
What is a Second Line?
For those of you who are new to the idea of a second line, at its base it is a brass band parade. The brass band usually is made up of a trumpet, a trombone, a saxophone, a tuba, a bass drum, and a snare drum, but these instruments vary depending on the band and the event. At the core of the parade is what’s called the “main line,” this includes the band itself, the club with which the band is affiliated, and in the case of funerals or weddings it includes the funeral and wedding party.
The “second line” refers to the spectators who join or follow the main line and contribute to the walking parade. This is what separates a second line from any other New Orleans parade: groups are not only welcome but encouraged to follow along, allowing the second line to grow as it marches. The term “second line” doesn’t only refer to the parade itself, it also speaks to the type of dancing you will find during those parades. “Second lining” is a highly recognizable strutting, chicken-like dance move that many people use to keep pace with the band. So “second line” is a term with many meanings; it applies to a type of parade, a part of the parade, and a dance move used within that parade.
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