Participate as a Musician
Add to the rhythm and ring of Parade 2013, community-style. In 2011 and 2012 Parade Artistic Director Robin VanLear travelled to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in hopes of inspiration and ideas for bringing more music to Parade the Circle. Cleveland has a long history of both rock and jazz, but too many musicians seem to feel that the only way to play music is standing or sitting on a stage. Our African drummers get it. Our steel pan musicians make it work, but with a few exceptions, our wind and brass musicians have yet to join the dance that makes Parade the Circle come to life.
Yes, we increased the music in Parade 2011 and again in 2012. We want to bring even more music to Parade 2013. If you are interested, please contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or email email@example.com.
Your Musical Group Second line on your own. Bring your existing musical group into the parade. Or gather your friends and create your won parade performance ensemble. Professionals and weekend amateurs are both welcome.