Marching Band Art
Published on October 18, 2011 by Sara Foss

The September issue of Harper's, which I just got around to reading, features several drawings by New Orleans-based artist Bruce Davenport Jr., who lives in the Lower Ninth Ward and draws junior high and high school marching bands. According to the magazine, many of Davenport's drawings depict marching bands from schools forced to close down after Hurricane Katrina.

I loved Davenport's drawings. They are vibrant and meticulous, and a fine testament to the many students who devote their time and energy to marching band.

The Harper's gallery can only be accessed by subscribers, but I found a number of other websites with information about Davenport and examples of his work.

To read a little about Davenport and see some examples of his work, visit Argot & Ochre.

For an article about Davenport, visit the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

For an interview with Davenport, visit Left of Black.

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