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Contact info for the Original Pin Stripe Brass Band??? Or other second line bands

Does anyone have the contact info for the Original Pin Stripe Brass Band?
I was going to go with Smitty Dee's for my wedding second line in December but they have not been great about getting back to me so I'm looking for options. I have the contact info for the Jaywalkers but I think they would be my third choice. Any other suggestions?

Re: Contact info for the Original Pin Stripe Brass Band??? Or other second line bands

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    edited December 2011
    I was going to say the Jaywalkers, I read a great review about them on here.  I'd love the info on the other ones if you find it out though!
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    eamcardleeamcardle member
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    edited December 2011
    We had the Young Pin Stripes play at our wedding. They are basically the children of the Pin Stripe Band. Try emailing Herbert: herbertmccarveriv@rocketmail.com. He can put you in touch with his dad.
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the info! How did you like the Young Pin Stripes?
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    eamcardleeamcardle member
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    edited December 2011
    MariDaniVidal: I just sent you a private message.
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    kerrie86kerrie86 member
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    edited December 2011
    The Storyville Jazz Band is doing my wedding-
    The "full" band is 6 people for second line type stuff & a little bit of other music if you wanted.
    If you want 1 or 2 people to play at the church service, they can do 2 for 150.00.
    (processional/recessional- ex. panis angelicus, trumpet tune, trumpet voluntary, wedding march, jesu joy of mans desire, etc)

    Contact Alex Holmes, mholmes35@cox.net 
    Wedding Countdown Ticker
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    edited December 2011
    eamcardle or MariDaniVidal-

    Would you mind sharing about what you think about the Young Pin Stripes?  We looking at them for our wedding, too.

    Thanks so much!
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    edited December 2011
    yes i am looking at them for my 2nd line and maybe reception .. the young pinstipes mind sharing your thoughts!

    thanks
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    Just fyi for anyone looking for brass bands, I used Smitty Dees Brass Band for our second line, and they were terrible. The music was monotonous, they didn't play the song they promised to play as our first song while we exited the church, the band left without the bride and groom (so we had to run 0.25 miles to catch up with our whole wedding crowd and band), and once we caught up with them the marshall stopped dancing and waving his feathers. The manager was apologetic and nice, but it was a HUGE let down for our wedding. We had so many out of town guests come wanting to experience a great New Orleans wedding, and the second line is such a huge part of this. Besides all the mess ups, the biggest thing was just that their music was unexciting, droning, and lacked energy. 
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    Smitty Dee's performed a second line at my wedding. I found out a year after my wedding that my wedding guests had to pay them several hundred dollars out of pocket when they were threatening to leave before performing (bc a guest passed out in the middle of the ceremony and 911 had to be called; the band got tired of waiting). They didn't play the song that was requested to be played upon the bride and groom exiting St. Louis Cathedral. They LEFT THE BRIDE AND GROOM and proceeded down the street, leaving my husband and I to have to RUN several blocks in our wedding attire to catch up with them!!?!? Then once we caught up, they stopped dancing. They literally WALKED the rest of the way to the reception venue. ALL of their music was monotonous and not exciting. They were the part of our wedding we were most looking forward to showing out out of town guests to give them a NOLA wedding experience. They were the WORST part of our wedding! DO NOT BOOK THEM FOR ANYTHING! They were by far the worst decision I made for my wedding. 
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