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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Memorials and Donor Fund Info for Musician Brandon Franklin

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:24 AM

* video by Richard Barber

Brandon Franklin played saxophone for TBC Brass Band and was the assistant band teacher at O. P. Walker High School. He was killed Sunday, May 9th in a domestic dispute at the age of 22 years old. He leaves behind a two-year old son and a girlfriend, a twin brother, parents, additional siblings and family members, bandmates, his music mentor, and countless friends, students and fans that loved him and looked up to him as a community leader.

Below is a list of events and opportunities to honor his memory and legacy:

Wednesday: Peace Walk

Date: May 19, 2010

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Palmetto and S. Carrollton

Thursday: Brass Band Benefit

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Howlin' Wolf

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, To Be Continued Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Baby Boyz Brass Band, New Birth Brass Band to perform

Friday: Funeral Services

Date: May 21, 2010

Time: Viewing: 9 a.m / Service: 11:00 am

Location: The Church at New Orleans 11700 Chef Mentur Hwy?Burial: Rest Haven Memorial Park, 10400 Old Gentilly Rd., New Orleans

?Repast: O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School?and Community Center 2832 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114

A Memorial fund has been set up for funeral-related expenses and to support his surviving son Brandon Franklin Jr. Contributions can be made:

(online) via PayPal (

(mail) Audible Vision 8238 Cohn St. New Orleans, 70118

(in person) Whitney Bank Bank Account # 717781275

make checks payable to ‘Audible Vision F.B.O. Brandon Franklin’

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