Support The Roots of Music Band

I am really excited about the debut of The Roots of Music band!  If you are lucky enough to be getting some money back from Uncle Sam this year, maybe you could consider a small donation to The Roots of Music. You can even sponsor a specific member from the roster.

This extra-curricular band is making its debut in the parades this year. Since I am so busy with school and work and the NCDC duties I figured I would just take a pass on Mardi Gras and catch up on critical things, like sleep, instead. I felt like I had already done everything one could do to participate in Mardi Gras but the Roots of Music is truly a new thing to see and has given me a reason to get out there.

Roots of Music helps kids citywide get musical instruction and instruments and real practice at playing. Music has been cut from educational budgets in recent years but it’s part of our culture and if we don’t nurture it at this level, we stand to lose something we all adore about New Orleans. This is their debut, watching them in action must really be uplifting.

This cause is a breath of fresh air compared to what’s going on politically in the City right now over trash and transparency.  Roots has cheered my spirit and is motivating me to try get out to the parades. If you can’t make a donation, maybe you can pass it along far and wide and get the word out about it.

Only two parades left to see them:
Bacchus – (Sunday, Feb. 22-5:15pm)
Orpheus – (Monday, Feb. 23-6pm)

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