Interested in bringing your school or students on a field trip to experience and learn more about traditional New Orleans Jazz? Look no further than Preservation Hall!
At Preservation Hall, the term “traditional” is taken quite literally; the older generation teaches the music to the younger musicians, and from them to their successors. The facilitation of this tradition passing is fundamental – whether it’s played during celebrations at Mardi Gras, during the burial of loved ones in New Orleans funeral ceremonies, or for audiences worldwide, Traditional New Orleans Jazz serves not only as a vital component of New Orleans culture but also represents a historical lineage to the earliest forms of jazz itself.
Since 2012, the Preservation Hall Foundation has been supporting music education, academic research, historical archiving and promotional outreach campaigns to create greater awareness and appreciation for Traditional New Orleans Jazz and the communities that support it. The Foundation’s primary activity is developing educational programming, targeting troubled areas in New Orleans with no current music programs in their schools. These programs focus on experiential settings for students to learn by playing and receive mentorship from professional teaching artists. In addition, the Preservation Hall Foundation provides field trips for students in Kindergarden through College ages.
Student concert field trips hosted at Preservation Hall feature 60-minute concert experience, with a performance by Preservation Hall performers, a short presentation on New Orleans Jazz, and the history of Preservation Hall.
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