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Aid for New Orleans Musicians

  New Orleans Resurrection Band
  (From the left): New Orleans residents Christian Scott '05, Khris Royal '08, Louis Fouche, and Donald Harrison '81 and Berklee's New Orleans Resurrection Band march through Boston.
  Photo by Phil Farnsworth

In response to Hurricane Katrina and the disruption to the lives of musicians in New Orleans, Berklee has devised ways to help. The college has created a visiting artist fund to provide opportunities for New Orleans musicians to come to the campus to share their music and expertise with Berklee students, faculty, and the greater Boston community. The New Orleans Resurrection Band marched in the City of Boston 375 Grand Parade on September 24 to raise awareness and funds for the hurricane's victims. Donald Harrison '81, a New Orleans native and third-generation Mardi Gras indian chief, headed the march.

Those wishing to make donations can visit www.berklee.edu/katrina.