We had Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band as our entertainment for the annual Memorial Day event at our cemetery. We asked for patriotic music, which the band delivered beautifully. After forty minutes or so of that, I overheard one of the band members say to another, "when do we get to play OUR music?" So I asked the band leader to play one more patriotic number, and then switch to New Orleans Jazz.
Wow. Just wow.
They blew the roof off the place. Before I knew it they were marching around playing classics like "When The Saints Go Marching In." I was afraid that some of those attending might be offended by such lively music in a cemetery, but I had nothing to fear. People were dancing and waiving their flags and handkerchiefs in the air as they moved through our grand mausoleum. It was quite a sight to see, and quite a sound to hear.
I can't wait to have this group back again!
Hired as: New Orleans Style Entertainment, Patriotic Entertainment, Brass Band
Response from Saint Gabriels Celestial Brass Band:
Thanks Nickolas, we had a great time playing at your event and look forward to many more performances there in the future. Was indeed a pleasure to serve The Italian Cemetery for this wonderful Holiday event. Your hospitality and food were also great, thanks for including us in the services honoring our Military heros.