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Cuttin' Class with the Behrman Charter School

Cuttin' Class
WWOZ and Coventry are proud to present "Cuttin' Class"

WWOZ Presents Cuttin' Class

Class got brassFor over 30 years WWOZ has put New Orleans music, past and present, on the airwaves. Now we are looking to the future by showcasing Nola's newest crop of young musicians. Together with Coventry Health Care of Louisiana, WWOZ is thrilled to present Cuttin' Class - a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.

Each Cuttin' Class presentation brings young Nola musicians to the studio to give them the chance to perform on live radio. Our show hosts sit down with the band leaders to talk about the band, what it's like to be young musician, and about the music education opportunities in New Orleans. The future is in our hands, and we want to give it all the encouragement and support we can. The schools and organizations bringing bands to Cuttin' Class are doing just that: making sure that New Orleans music is a passed on down through the generations.

Please tune in, sit back, and be in awe of our city's musical heritage that has inspired such incredible music from such young folks. And get excited - because future is bright!

Check out the photos below from recent Cuttin' Class presentations.

Cuttin' Class with the Martin Behrman Charter School

Students from the Triple B's Brass Band from the Martin Behrman Charter School Academy of Creative Arts and Sciences stopped by WWOZ for the latest "Cuttin' Class" broadcast.

Martin Behrman Charter School band members

The Martin Behrman Charter School Academy of Creative Arts and Sciences is located in Algiers.

Meet the Band

The Triple B's Brass Band: Darnell Louis, sousaphone; Justin Goldston, sousaphone; Jerry Varnado, trombone 

Akiem Martin, Trumpet; Deja Baraud, sax; Elise Smith, sax; Derrion Lewis, snare drum.Mr. Birdell Mitchell, band director; Josh Crist, assistant.

Martin Behrman Charter School band members


The Triple B's Brass Band is directed by Mr. Birdell Mitchell, who is assisted by Josh Crist.

Martin Behrman Charter School band members

Schedule of Upcoming Performers

July 10th - Armstrong Jazz Camp Kids
July 26th - Roots of Music


Past Cuttin' Class Performers

The Red Wolf Brass Band, the sequel

The Warren Easton High School Brass Band

The Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band

The Sophie B. Wright Brass Band

The Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music

The Red Wolf Brass Band


Photo Gallery

More shots of Cuttin' Class with the Warren Easton High School Brass Band:

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