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High School Brass Band Competition: Class Got Brass

High School Brass Band Competition: Class Got Brass

Does your high school have a “brass band”?

Not a marching band, but a New Orleans-style brass band (or "second-line" band) like the Rebirth, the Dirty Dozen or the Olympia, to name but a few?

If not, could you put one together quickly?

It could be worth your while. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will donate $20,000 worth of instruments to the top three schools that compete in a new program called “Class Got Brass? A High School Brass Band Competition.”

Applications are due March 16. The competition finals will be March 25, in New Orleans.For the application form, guidelines and list of required songs, please see the contest web site, www.ClassGotBrass.com.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.