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There are groups in New Orleans that are called Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs. These groups are in charge of doing jazz funerals, parades, and second lines for community members when they "pass." The first group of people that walk in a jazz funeral is the brass band. They lead the procession with a Grand Marshall who holds a heavily decorated umbrella in the air as he walks. The procession starts with dirge music, slow and rhythmic, that sets the pace for the walk to the burial site or the memorial area. Behind the band are the mourners, white hankies in hand to wipe their tears, walking in the procession as the second group in the line (or the second line). Following them are people from the community, joining in as the procession passes. They may know the person who died, they may not. When the group reaches their destination, words are spoken about the deceased, songs are sung, and music is played at random in respect. Then the brass band changes its tune to an up-tempo "street beat" that begins the celebration of the life of the passed. The mourners and people gathered raise their tear soaked hankies and begin to dance, doing what is now termed the "Second Line."
Over time, the second line has become a tradition in all New Orleans gatherings. Now you see it happen in parades, weddings, and even impromptu gatherings in the streets of the city. Anyone from New Orleans knows how to Second Line and as soon as they hear the trumpet sound, their napkin goes up in the air!
Second Line Packages:Package 1: Up to 100 ppl = $1400.00Package 2: 101-200 ppl = $2000.00Package 3: 201-300 = $2400.00Package 4: 301+ Call for pricing
Custom Umbrella Only: $50.00(black, white and ivory base umbrellas available)
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