Sass-a-Brass band (Rosemarie O’Brien)

Rosie O’Brien, Sousaphonist and leader of KC street parade band Sass-a-Brass, along with members of Cap Gun Studios, will host a second year of open practices for brass musicians of all ages and experience levels to learn traditional songs in preparation for the 2024 Mardi Gras season. Players are invited to participate in multiple, themed parades taking place throughout the city and concluding with the dawn and evening parades on Tuesday, February 13th. Practice is held every Sunday in January from 4-6pm in the studios above The Ship on Union Avenue. Grant funds will be used for promotional materials, instrument repair, and rehearsal supplies such as charts and music stands; they will also support Rosie as a musical director and rehearsal leader and pay musicians for public performances.

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