Jazz & Heritage Foundation taking applications for ‘Class got Brass’ competition
NEW ORLEANS- Calling all musicians! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is accepting applications for the seventh annual CLASS GOT BRASS competition – a contest for Louisiana high school and middle school brass bands.
At stake are more than $30,000 worth of instruments.
The first place prize is a gift certificate worth $10,000 in instruments, instrument repair and other supplies for the winning school’s band programs. Second place is $7,000; third place is $5,000. For the fifth year, there is also a category for “beginner” brass bands, with prizes of $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000 for the top groups. There are additional prizes for schools that don’t place in the top three in either category.
Class Got Brass – the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s seventh annual contest to support music education in the schools while promoting the brass band tradition – is back.
It’s a contest for Louisiana middle and high schools to create traditional New Orleans-style brass bands (as opposed to marching bands).
The Class Got Brass contest will be on Sunday, March 4, in conjunction with our Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival.