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Contact: Colleen Sabatino Communications Manager 302-798-6632, extension 747

ARCHMERE ACADEMY TO HOST A MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION FEATURING THE BARBONE STREET JAZZ BAND ON MARCH 2 (Claymont, DE) January 30, 2014 Archmere Academys Friends of The Patio will host the second installment of its 2014 Helena Springer Green Raskob Concert Series, celebrating Mardi Gras in true New Orleans style, Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 3 p.m. in The Patio. The ticketed event is open to the public, and features Philadelphias premier six-piece New Orleans jazz and swing band The Barbone Street Jazz Band. A Mardi Gras themed reception will follow the concert. Formed in 1996 by clarinetist and band leader Steve Barbone, The Barbone Street Jazz Band is the most sought after dixieland, hot jazz, swing band in the Tri-State area, performing American Songbook and Mardi Gras music at nearly 150 venues per year. The bands individual musicians have performed with jazz legends of the 20th and 21st centuries such as Billie Holiday, Clifford Brown, Louis Prima, Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, and others. Tickets for the concert are $35 for adults and $20 for students. To purchase tickets, visit All event proceeds benefit restoration projects in The Patio. Archmere Academy is located at 3600 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, Delaware. With questions regarding ticketing or the event, contact Events Coordinator, Allison McCord at 302-798-6632 ext. 706. ----Archmere Academy is a Catholic, Norbertine college preparatory school, valuing community, respect, zeal, reverence and wisdom. Nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development and service to others. Inspired by its heritage, Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders young men and women prepared for every good work. ###