Catch The Roots Of Music Marching Crusaders this Mardi Gras season! It’s one of the most exciting times of the year as our 100+ member band gears up for Mardi Gras 2016. Catch the Marching Crusaders in King Arthur (1/31), Knights of Chaos (2/04), Bacchus (2/07), and Proteus (2/08).

Meet the Roots of Music:  What makes our program so special?  Watch and learn!  Many thanks to our friends at StubHub!, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and HBO, who produced this uplifting video vignette to introduce the world to our amazing students.

We believe music has the power to transform lives. The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city. Our goal is to provide our kids with the resources they need to lead positive, productive, self-reliant lives.