The Second Line
If you want a traditional New Orleans wedding, you want to hire a brass band for a Second Line Parade. It is a way of expressing the unique local flavor of the city. The Second Line is the parade of people following the musicians, who are called the “First Line”.
The sounds of the instruments (trumpet, tuba, trombone, sax, banjo and clarinet) are coupled with a snare and bass drum. A Grand Marshal will lead your wedding guests around a French Quarter block announcing and celebrating your event. These parades began back in the 19th century, with organizations advertising for burials and honoring the de- ceased all in one announcement. Many newlyweds can be seen with their umbrellas, white for the bride, black for the groom, and their guests holding handkerchiefs as they follow the band.
For more information on booking a second line band, call Stu at the Howlin’ Wolf, 504- 522-9653.
STREET PARADE PERMIT INFORMATION:
The Application for Parade Permit, paid for only by Cashier’s Check or Money Order.
Payable to the City of New Orleans.
COST $100.00/Per Officer needed for your escort, payable in cash due on the day of the wedding.
The parade route and size will determine the number of officers needed.
CONTACT Officer Don Powers, 504-343-5890 or firstname.lastname@example.org