Class Got Brass Applications Due

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Notes: Applications due at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 16
Location: 1225 N. Rampart Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: (504) 558-6108
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Applications are due at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 16, to participate in the 2018 Class Got Brass competition.

Class Got Brass is a program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to support music education in the schools while promoting the traditional music of New Orleans. It is open to middle schools and high schools in Louisiana.

To apply, please use the online application form here.

Also please review the complete guidelines here.

Class Got Brass is open to middle schools and high schools – public and private – anywhere in Louisiana.

Prizes in the "advanced" category will be $10,000 for first place, $7,000 for second and $5,000 for third. We also have a category for beginner bands, with prizes of $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000 for first, second and third place, respectively. There are additional prizes for schools that don't place in the top three.

The prizes will be in the form of gift certificates from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation that may be redeemed for instruments, instrument repair or other supplies that benefit the winning schools’ band programs. Judges are a who's who of New Orleans musicians and music educators.

Competing bands are limited to 12 members – only one bass drum, one snare drum and one tuba. All other instruments must be part of the recognized brass band tradition. Schools are encouraged to augment their bands with “steppers,” or dancers.

For more details, please see the Class Got Brass web site,

Questions? Contact the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation by calling (504) 558-6108 or sending an email here.

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