The 2018 'Class Got Brass' competition will be held during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 4. This competition is open to area middle and high school brass bands.
There are two categories for the competition: advanced and beginner. For the advanced category, first prize is $10,000; second prize is $7,000; third prize is $5,000. For the beginner category, the prizes are: $5,000 (first), $4,000 (second), $3,000 (third). Prizes are in the form of gift certificates that can be redeemed for instruments, instrument repair or other supplies for the winning schools music programs.
The application deadline is Friday, February 16 at 5p; see the Jazz & Heritage Foundation website for full entry guidelines.