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Banners Presents Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Band

Banners Presents Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Band

(March 15, 2017) Kicking off the second weekend of the 2017 Banners at McNeese State University will be a performance by the world famous Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Band at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Tritico Theatre.           

Rodney Marsalis, a member of the Marsalis family of musicians from New Orleans, first began studying music at 6 years old. He took trumpet lessons with his cousin, Wynton, performing his solo debut with the New Orleans Symphony at the age of 15.
Big brass band members with instruments
Mixing classical, big band jazz and New Orleans swing, this brass ensemble brings together top musicians from across the country, all dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences.

A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, the band devotes itself to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone and is dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.

In recent years this “dream team” of virtuoso brass players has been invited to perform in major music halls around the world including China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Tangelwood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall and several venues in Brazil and Italy.

Tickets will be available at the door at $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela students with current IDs.

Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program, becoming a member or tickets, visit the Banners website at or call Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-465-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at