Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mardi Gras Music From The Band Of Saint Augustine High School The Marching 100

One of the many special components of the Mardi Gras parades are the marching bands. They consist primarily of local area high schools and the most famous is from the St. Augustine  High School in New Orleans. They are known as "The Marching 100" to their fans and are considered one of the best high school marching bands in the United States.

They have played in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Super Bowl, also during a celebration for Pope John Paul II. 

Check out the video below to see them in action!








They'll be performing with several krewes this Mardi Gras, you can view their schedule here:
http://www.mardigras.com/news/2016/01/st_aug_marching_100_mardi_gras.html

Photo credit: Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com

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Sondra Carpenter
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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Mardi Gras Walking Clubs

The walking clubs consist of people that gather together to enjoy the Mardi Gras experience. These Mardi Gras krewes may walk holding banners, some participants wearing costumes and others play music. 

They offer a personalized version of the celebration, each with their own traditions.

A few that parade during Mardi Gras are:


* The The North Side Skull and Bone Gang

This group starts out in the Treme, the oldest Black neighborhood in the country, in the wee hours of the morning. 
Click here to read my previous post about this krewe.

* The Society of Saint Anne or St. Anne Revelers
They are known for their beautiful colorful costumes and for their ritual of carrying the ashes through the parade of Society members that have passed away to the Mississippi River.

* KOE (formerly Krewe of Elvis)
This walking club is interesting in that it is made up of members from around the country as well as worldwide and anyone can join. Members dress in costume according to that year's theme. Usually Mardi Gras organizations consist of New Orleans area locals only. 

Pictured are revelers from Saint Anne. Photo credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

For updated schedules on the walking clubs for 2017 you'll want to check out this page: http://www.mardigrasparadeschedule.com/Mardi-Gras-Marching-Clubs/

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Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Carnival Season And Mardi Gras Festivities Begin January 6

Mardi Gras Day is February 28 this year, but that's not when you want to start getting involved in the festivities. The actual Carnival Season begins each year on January 6, which is also Three King's Day or Feast of the Epiphany.

The Mardi Gras krewe of The Phunny Phorty Phellows will be riding the streetcar tonight to start off the season. 

They'll be in the Uptown section of the city and heading down St. Charles Avenue on a streetcar starting at 7PM. This krewe has a tradition of satire and fun as opposed to the regal presentation presented by the Krewe of RexCheck out their website for more details at: http://www.phunnyphortyphellows.com


Parades from several krewes and clubs will be running every day through to Mardi Gras.

Photo credit: Kathleen Flynn, NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune

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Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Schedules For 2017

The parades have for Mardi Gras in New Orleans will be starting soon. Once they start on January 6 they will be running everyday through Mardi Gras Day, which is February 28 this year.

Check out this site to keep updated on the parade schedule. 








Have fun!

Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shop For All Things Mardi Gras New Orleans All The Time At MardiGrasNewOrleansShopping.com

Thanks for visiting The Mardi Gras Girl Blog. We are now offering lots of Mardi Gras and New Orleans music downloads, food items, travel guides and other gifts through Amazon. In addition to products that are linked to different blog posts we also have a shopping site called MardiGrasNewOrleansShopping.com.

This is where you'll find lots of unique merchandise to remind you of that special time you had in New Orleans or get everything you need to throw your next Mardi Gras party! Click here to shop now.

Feel free to post comments below, especially if you're looking for something in particular. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!




Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl
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