In February 2016, the Band of America’s Few headed to New Orleans to participate in several events.
On Friday, February 5th, the band rehearsed the musical selections for the weekend’s events. Selections include Saints, South Rampart Street Parade, Semper Fi, Oye Como Va, Go to the Mardi Gras, High Society, Iko Iko, and Uptown Funk.
The festivities kicked off on Saturday with the Krewe of Iris Parade. Sunday was the Krewe of Mid City Parade, and BAF finished with the Krewe of Orpheus Parade on Monday aka Lundi Gras.
As always, BAF members shared a time of hard work, hard play and Esprit de Corps.
A Heart Felt Thank You
As an all-volunteer organization, Band of America’s Few would be unable to complete our mission without all of the people that donate their time and resources to help us get the job done. Their steadfast dedication to our cause is the same hallmark that is synonymous with Marines around the world. Working with Band of America’s Few you quickly realize what the phrase Once a Marine, Always a Marine truly means.
- We would like to thank all of our Members that took time to perform at the 2016 Mardi Gras events.
- A very special thanks goes to some key people that went out of their way to make things better.
- Pat Wagner – stepped up and provided on site support logistically (moving equipment, owning the equipment room, being early/staying after to get everything secure)
- Jim Quakenbush – sending his tunic last minute for a new member to borrow
- John Milliman – driving the float, using his POV, storing our float/gear at his house
- Lindy Hall – a lot of running around beforehand, found great storage site for float, let us send stuff to her house in advance of the gig