New Orleans funeral band hire for the perfect send off
Funerals are an opportunity to say goodbye, to remember, and to be thankful for the experiences we’ve had with someone. If you’re planning the perfect send off for a loved one, you’ll be looking for fitting tributes. Funeral band hire can be a memorable and poignant tribute.
Funeral band hire is a New Orleans jazz tradition and an integral part of the funeral. Its roots in the history of New Orleans give it a powerful relevance in the city, even today. The sound of marching brass is emotional and spine-tingling, giving those left behind a powerful, proud, and lasting memory.
Funeral band hire: Processions, wakes, and more
The funeral procession usually begins at the family home and travels to the church, chapel or crematorium. The band will perform traditional and symbolic funeral songs like ‘Just a Closer Walk With Thee’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. After the service, the band traditionally performs more upbeat tunes like ‘When the Saints’ and ‘Just a Little While’.
This age-old New Orleans tradition is still alive and well and has travelled around the world, helping people say goodbye to their loved ones in a beautiful way.
Silk Street Jazz are truly versatile, performing when and how you wish on the day. As well as following the funeral procession, we can also perform reflective music and entertain at the wake while people gather, reminisce, and celebrate their loved one’s memory.
Funeral band hire: Make memories with upbeat and sombre songs
Funerals can inspire a huge mix of emotions. Music is a perfect way to encapsulate those feelings and create both positive and moving memories. Traditional New Orleans funeral band hire can incorporate both celebratory and sombre songs, including hymns, jazz classics, and traditional music.
Before the service, popular song choices include ‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee’, ‘Careless Love’, ‘Precious Lord’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Abide With Me’. After the goodbyes, the band usually plays more up-tempo songs like ‘When The Saints’, ‘Just A Little While’, ‘Lily of The Valley’ and ‘Didn’t he Ramble.’