In early March 2016, two musicians had a meeting of minds and it was here that they realized that there was a void in Lafayette’s music scene. After a lengthy discussion, they decided that they would start what would soon become known as New Natives Brass Band. With only 5 musicians at their first rehearsal, the group quickly expanded to include 14 talented musicians. The group would soon become known for it’s diversity, musicality, and energetic performances. In two short years New Natives Brass Band has reached many milestones such as marching in Lafayette’s Rio Parade, Lafayette’s first, walking parade, and recording their EP the “NN.BB.EP”. The Natives have opened for musicians such as Roddy Romero, Wayne Toups, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, and The Pine Leaf Boys.
The band is also known for its busy schedule – they perform almost every week (over 52 times a year). New Natives Brass Band’s mission is to bring a good time, while preserving Louisiana’s culture and serving the community. The band has been involved in the Lafayette March for Science, Lafayette Pride, the Progressive Partner’s Celebration and most recently, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of SWLA Lundi Gras Fundraiser.
Playing traditional tunes such as “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and more modern tunes such as “Redbone”, the band keeps things exciting and does not miss a step. If you really want a musical experience that will get your mind, body, and soul movin’ and groovin’, experience the sound of New Natives Brass Band.
After performing anonymously on the street for FIL for two years, New Natives Brass Band is very proud to officially be a part of FIL 2018 and will continue to bring exciting performances to all of Louisiana.
Formé en mars 2016, New Natives Brass Band s’est rapidement construit une réputation et est sur la voie de devenir l’un des brass band les plus influent de Louisiane. En seulement deux ans, le groupe a gagné en importance et réussi a captiver les amateurs de musique de Lafayette. Leur répertoire s’étend de la musique traditionnelle de la Nouvelle-Orléans à la musique pop contemporaine en passant par le jazz classique. Les musiciens apportent une énergie et un dynamisme hors du commun lors de leurs passages sur scène.
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