Artist Description

The Roots of Music is a music education nonprofit program located in the historic Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. The after-school program is dedicated to teaching, supporting and empowering New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support and mentorship, while preserving and promoting New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural heritage. The Roots of Music brass band has performed at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Essence Festival, and North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, and collaborated with artists like Bonnie Prince Billy, Galactic, The Revivalists, and more.

Executive Director Anne Messner will be leading the trip along with Band Director Darren Rodgers, Senior Music Instructor Shoan Ruffin, and Educational and Programs Manager/Woodwinds Instructor Morgan Stewart. Students: Tyran Battiste, Michai Carmouche, Cory Cotton, Jordan Dubois, A’ren Gaines, Troynyah Hankton, Jovan McQueen, Zaire McQueen, Lawrence Rawlins, Justin Sterling, Rashaad Thornton, Rodney Trimont, Roeshad Williams.


Date Venue Time Sponsor
September 15, 2018 TD Mojo Tent 7:30PM