March Madness Marching Band

March Madness Marching Band (MMMB) bounds into 2019 with “We Will Survive”, a triumphant anthem for our new year. Led by Tripp Bratton, an accomplished percussionist, composer, and college instructor, MMMB’s track features guest vocalist Gail Wynters.

MMMB is an all-volunteer, community-building organization disguised as a marching band, bringing joyous performance to parades, charity events, and festivals around the region and beyond. MMMB includes professional artists, dedicated amateurs, and spirited children who captivate crowds through music and movement. In March, MMMB will make its sixth appearance in Austin, TX at the HONK!TX Festival of Community Street Bands.

Band leader Tripp Bratton brings to MMMB extensive experience as a performer, composer, producer, and educator. He currently serves on the music faculties of both Berea College and Centre College, while performing with multiple bands and cross-genre ensembles. His collaborations include C the Beat, Ethos Jazz Quartet, Catawampus Universe, Patrick McNeese Band, and Rakadu Gypsy Dance.

Bratton frequently performs with his mother Gail Wynters, a prolific jazz singer nominated for multiple Grammy awards. Wynters based her music career in New York for decades, touring internationally (including as the opening performer for Roy Orbison). Wynters has worked with a long list of celebrated musicians, such as Dr. John, Roger Kellaway, Clark Terry, Hank and Elvin Jones, Brecker Brothers, Tito Puente, Adam Makowicz, and Kentucky native Lionel Hampton. Lexington is fortunate to have Wynters again share her talent where she raised her sons. Read on »