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  We played two 45-minute concerts with our Dixieland Band performing during our intermission. The concerts featured music with Southern titles and medleys of Dixieland and pop tunes. "JTCB On Parade", which was written in 1968 for the Jackson Township Community Band, was a big hit with its Dixieland style and Indiana melodies. A couple from New York told us after the concert we were excellent and let us know that they were from New York and that if we were junk they would tell us so! Quite a compliment!  We had a good time with our New Yorkers and they came to see us the next day at the National D-Day Museum. Following our concert, one of the organizers for the annual Mardi Gras handed us a personal invitation to perform next spring during Mardi Gras.

  At the concert, our old friend Randy Weaver, whom many of us knew from Brazil High School, came to see us. Randy is a music teacher in New Orleans and lives in the French Quarter. Randy also attended our D-Day Museum concert and provided our entourage with a guided tour of the city Thursday afternoon. His insights and knowledge of New Orleans proved most interesting.

  The rest of Tuesday was free and one could not go anywhere without seeing a member of the Brazil Concert Band delegation. Our people visited the aquarium, River Walk, Harrah's Casino, swamp and  plantation tours, the French Market, Moon Walk, and the fine establishments along Bourbon and Royal Streets. Restaurants frequented included Brennan's,  the Court of the Two Sisters, the Crescent City Brew House, the Royal Cafe (where the Tiger Wood commercial was filmed)  and the Central Grocery, home of the original Muffaletta.



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