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LEAF Delta Jazz Band New Orleans Musical Journey

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BENEFITING: LEAF

EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2017

THE STORY:

The LEAF Delta Jazz Band is taking a musical journey down the road to New Orleans. These young musicians will walk in the footsteps of jazz greats as they make life changing connections to the birthplace of jazz. You can help make this trip possible by sponsoring a child today!

$900 sponsors a young musician. Your donation will provide travel, food, lodging, access to museums in New Orleans, and will ignite and inspire a child with musical memories that will last a lifetime. Money raised beyond the $12,000 goal will support the LEAF Delta Jazz Band in 2017.

Visit www.theLEAF.org/leaf-delta-jazz-band/ to discover how the LEAF Delta Jazz Band is inspiring youth all year long!

Twelve young musicians will explore the rich culture of New Orleans, March 19 - 22, kicking off the trip in true New Orleans fashion as they roll into town just in time to see the St. Joseph's Mardi Gras Indian parade.

Trip Highlights:

  • Master Class with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Visit to Museum of African American History in Treme district
  • Mardi Gras Indian culture lesson with Big Chief Shaka Zulu
  • Jazz history walk by the Mississippi river
  • Visit historic French Quarter

They arrive on St. Joseph's Day, the living manifestation of an age-old ritual, preserved and practiced by the descendants of the African slaves. The tradition has roots in West African call-and-response chants and secret societies of masked warriors which are common to both African and native American cultures. When Mardi Gras Indians realized that their culture was being misinterpreted and slipping from the grips of their communities, St. Joseph's Day became an opportunity for culture preservation, freedom of expression, and educational awareness.

"I wanted to tell our history ourselves. Knowledge is power. KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Ya'll have a chance to bring peace to the world by understanding other people's cultures. Take this day as the first day of some new steps in your life. Study, travel, respect elders, put better food in your body, get out of the house, and MUSIC is the perfect tool to travel the world."

 –Chief Shaka Zulu of Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian Tribe

Make your gift go farther! Consider speaking with your employer about making a matching gift. Matching gifts can make a BIG impact on a program's success. Do you have friends and family who would like to partner to support a young musician? Make a group gift! Contact adam@theLEAF.org to learn more about how to make your giving dollars go further.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,685

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Nie

    $100

  • Hiram

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Shuvonda Harper

    $25

  • Feste

    $50

  • Mary Powell

    $900

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Manning Moxley

     

  • Mike Compton

    $900

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Town and Mountain Realty

    $900

  • Pixel Ink Design - Suzanne Arthur

    $50

  • Tammy & Ben Mansell

    $200

  • Aviva Pitt

    $20

  • Lorraine Silverman

    $20

  • Leah Miller

    $50

  • Kassie Moore

    $5

  • Patti Carter

    $75

  • Jody Whitehurst

    $300

  • Mary Ellen Davis

    $75

  • John Cram

    $900

  • Grove Stone & Sand Co.

    $900

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72% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,685 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

John Cram

John Cram

DONATION: $900

4 months ago

Grove Stone & Sand Co.

Grove Stone & Sand Co.

DONATION: $900

4 months ago

Mary Ellen Davis

Mary Ellen Davis

DONATION: $75

4 months ago

Jody Whitehurst

Jody Whitehurst

DONATION: $300

4 months ago

Kassie Moore

Kassie Moore

DONATION: $5

4 months ago

Patti Carter

Patti Carter

DONATION: $75

4 months ago

Pixel Ink Design - Suzanne Arthur

Pixel Ink Design - Suzanne Arthur

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Tammy & Ben Mansell

Tammy & Ben Mansell

DONATION: $200

4 months ago

Aviva Pitt

Aviva Pitt

DONATION: $20

4 months ago

Lorraine Silverman

Lorraine Silverman

DONATION: $20

4 months ago