Posts Tagged ‘Mardi Gras’

Meramec Mardi Gras Concert: Simply Wonderful

March 5, 2012

Meramec Community College* Symphonic Band and The Funky Butt Brass Band combined to present a superb Mardi Gras Concert on March 4, 2012. The first section of the video is a song about Mardi Gras. In the middle of the video is a bit of a jazz funeral march. It starts with a somber funeral dirge as the mourners accompany the family to the grave site. The somber music ends after the body is buried and the band breaks out into a chaotic spirited style to celebrate the beauty of the life of the deceased and the release of the soul from the body. The last section of the video is an old fashion hand clapping gospel which brought many members of the audience to their feet. The concert was truly wonderful.

 *Where I take my piano lessons

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Free Concert

February 29, 2012