Save Our Brass Culture Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by New Orleans brass band members. This organization was formed to protect and serve the culture while defending its rights, creating unity, and advocating for its members.

Brass Band Community Engagement

Since 2019, there has been increasing support for and enjoyment at Brass Fest. Offering a great place for friends and family come get together and have a fun time.


Each year the Save our Brass Foundation features the best and brightest brass bands in New Orleans on stage for a festival celebrating music, community, food, and the Crescent City. Started in 2019 by Save Our Brass Culture Foundation founder Ersel Bogan III, the festival is now in its third year. The festival has featured such groups as: The Original Pinettes Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Free Agents Brass Band, Da Truth Brass Band, TBC Brass Band, Mama DigDown’s Brass Band, The Roots of Music marching band, as well as middle and high school marching bands from around the city.


We will visit Café Du Monde, Jackson Square, Congo Square in the Historic Louis Armstrong Park, Tuba Fat Square, and The Treme Culture Center. You’ll see murals of musicians and receive knowledge about the culture from a local musician or Culture Bearer.

By taking this tour you will also be supporting Save Our Brass Culture Foundation. This is a 501c3 organization created to Save Our Kids One Note At A Time. We provide Jobs for musicians while teaching our youth the music, culture and history.



Creating jobs for musicians

Hosting and producing events

Find instruments for our youth and teaching the musical tradition

Sponsor scholarships for our graduating musicians

Promoting business skills in the areas of marketing, branding, publishing and, distribution

Assisting musicians and their families with mental and physical health care issues

Support economic growth by teaching about 401k plans, investments, mutual funds, etc.

Hosting first time home-buying classes and real estate courses

Provide financial assistance during economic crises