AND THE WINNERS ARE!
Our deepest thanks go to all of the schools, band directors and, most especially, the students who participated in the first annual Class Got Brass second-line competition yesterday.
Seventeen schools took place in the second-line parade, with 10 judges volunteering their time and knowledge.http://www.jazzandheritage.org/images/news/Brass winner.jpg
Three schools shared the top prizes - a total of $20,000 worth of instruments for their school band programs. But all of the kids who performed on Rampart Street were winners.
The final results were:
First place, $10,000: KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School, Kelvin Harrison, band director
Second place, $6,000: O. Perry Walker High School, Wilbert Rawlins, band director
Third place, $4,000: McDonogh 35 High School, David Jefferson, band director
Additionally, all of the 14 schools that participated but didn't finish in the top three will receive prizes of $750.
Thanks again to all of the students and band directors. We look forward to seeing you on the street again next year.
The judges were:
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
The competing schools were:
Chalmette High School; Band director, Jason Rusk
Edna Karr High School; Band director, Chris Herrero
Eleanor McMain Secondary High School; Band director, Todrick Carmouche
Fannie C. Williams Charter School; Band director, Thaddeus Petit
KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School; Band director, Kelvin Harrison Sr.
Lafayette Academy Charter School; Band director, M. Louis Ford
L. W. Higgins High School; Band director, Dwayne Nathan
Martin Behrman Charter Acadmy of Creative Arts and Sciences; Band director, Birdell Mitchell
McDonough 35 College Preparatory School; Band director, David Jefferson
O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School & Community Center; Band director, Wilbert Rawlins
Riverdale Middle School ; Band director, Desmond L. Venable
Salmen High School; Band director, Jim Stevens
Sophie B. Wright; Band director, Desmian K. Barnes
St. Mary's Academy High School; Band director, Ray Johnson
St. Tammany Jr. High School; Band director, Caitlyn Lancaster
Warren Easton Charter High School; Band director, Asia Muhaimin
West Jefferson High School; Band director, Sandradee Gray