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If you'd like to join Shreveport's newest krewe, the Blanc et Noir Marching Society, you are invited to join us - in costume - at 4 pm on Thurs, Dec 14, at Festival Plaza.
There you will learn more about the New Orleans tradition of hiring a brass band and assembling a group of marchers around it. Marching krewes don't use floats. They do the second line around a marching band and may precede a parade, be part of a parade or establish their own parade.
Their costumes may be uniform or independently colorful. They may give throws to their favorites in the crowd or not. The main thing is to strut and entertain people by employing a brass band.
Dues are $25. You will recieve a copy of How To Mardi Gras, authored by the founder of Blanc et Noir, and a document attesting to charter member status.
The super generous may join at the Louis Quatorze level; their fee is $100. All monies are earmarked for 2 items: paying the band and constructing the club banner.
Please respond! That's firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-861-6809.
Our principal job is to second line ahead of the Krewe of Highland Parade, Shreveport, on Sun, Feb 18. There will several meetings in Jan and Feb as we ready for the parade.
There's actually a year-round need for a marching society in this Carnival-infected city. We will have many choices to make in regards when and where we party and strut.