Application deadline extended to March 1, 2013.
It's back for a second year: Class Got Brass is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's program to promote music education in the schools while keeping alive the flame of New Orleans' brass band tradition.
– It's a contest for Louisiana middle and high schools to create traditional New Orleans-style brass bands.
- The prizes: $30,000 worth of instruments.
- The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
For application forms, and a great explanation of this innovative program's background, see the Class Got Brass website.
Just announced by the Jazz & Heritage Foundation!
We will host a free clinic for band directors and students to learn about the history and performance technique of the New Orleans brass band style. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Perservance Hall in Armstrong Park. The clinic leaders will be the clarinetist Dr. Michael White and members of the Stooges Brass Band. See here for details.
Check out this Class Got Brass Video!