Naturally, funerals are always going to be a time that is tinged with sadness and grief. However, although it is a bit of cliché to say that the deceased wouldn’t want everybody to be upset and mournful, when all is said and done, this is probably true. Funerals can be a genuine celebration of a person’s life and a fitting send-off to a loved one. A funeral can be a memorable and moving occasion for all concerned. And a funeral parade band could be the ideal addition to any funeral itinerary.
Funeral Parade Band – From planning to performance
With over two decades of experience behind us, we have an instinct and intuition about planning a funeral parade band performance. We understand that it is a trying and testing time for all concerned. That’s why Silk Street can take care of every aspect along the way. You don’t have to worry about a thing.
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Music is a universal language, and this is why it is so powerful in a funeral setting. Of course, the roots of a funeral parade band can be traced back to the streets of New Orleans. Originally, the music and dancing were intended as a way of helping the deceased to find their path to heaven. The festivities are meant to be a celebration of a person’s release from their earthly life and journey to their eternal one.
The idea of release includes thoughts of release from the bounds of slavery. Furthermore, much of what became a part of the traditional New Orleans jazz funeral echo back to African funeral ceremonies. Elements of this were brought across to America by captive slaves. Of course, the rest – as they say – is history. The jazz funeral has is an indelible part of the culture of the American deep south.
Let us plan the perfect funeral procession
If you want to find out more about funeral band hire, we are always here to help. One thing is sure, we will do our very best to ensure that the whole process is as pleasant as it can possibly be. Moreover, We will create a procession that will be fondly remembered by all that witness it.
Get in touch if you would like a copy of our free brochure. This takes through everything you need to consider before hiring a jazz band for your funeral, plus further information about what Silk Street Jazz has to offer. You can also schedule a discovery call here.