Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band provided an incredibly memorable New Orleans-style send-off at the Memorial Mass for our 92 year old Mother in Burlingame yesterday. As 'Da Boys' proceeded up the aisle of a packed Church playing the slow-cadence version of 'When the Saints Go Marching In', the priests and Bishop presiding smiled broadly. When SGCBB broke into the upbeat version, those smiles turned to hand-clapping and singing throughout the Church. Tom and Da Boys led the congregation a half block to the reception as vehicles stopped, people stared...and everyone smiled. The band entertained the congregation for another two hours (in stifling heat, I might add) and were gracious and accommodating- even learning to play 'O Canada'; the Canadian national athem for my Canadian-born Mother. I would highly recommend Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band for your event. They were phenomenal!
Hired as: Jazz Band, New Orleans Style Entertainment, Zydeco Band, Brass Band