Saturday, January 03, 2015
March with Blanc et Noir Marching Society in the Krewe of Highland Parade on Sun, Feb 15, 2015, 2 pm
Always attempting to add the New Orleans vibe to North Louisiana's celebration of carnival, Blanc et Noir Marching Society members will march and second line the Krewe of Highland parade route for the 10th year, said Robert Trudeau in an announcement made recently in a tux, under a black bowler.
"With a brass band as inspiration, face paint or a mask to provide the vibe, a brew and bellyful of red beans and rice for maintenance, this is a sustainable gang," said Trudeau. Big Chief and co-founder Jerry Davenport and Spyboy Marion Marks were, as they put it, "down with that."
"We are open to new members," said Marks. "A fee of $35 pays for the band, throws and brunch," he noted. "It is one of the bargains of Mardi Gras season."
"Returning members, please be so kind as to message one of us as to your participation this year!" begged Trudeau.
Please see more at benms.org and at FB/Blanc et Noir.
Photo of Talbot and Jerry by Stan Carpenter.