Funerals in Haiti happen quickly sometimes. Morgues are expensive, and families often choose to 'get the body in the ground' the same day or maybe tomorrow.
That means funeral bands have to be ready to go. You can get a call this morning about a funeral this afternoon. No time for rehearsing.
On Sunday April 24th, members of the ASAPH Brass Band played for a funeral up in the mountains east of Pasbwadom. They tell me it went quite well.
The ASAPH Brass Band has decided to not play for funerals as a group. Members of the group are free to organize themselves and take those kinds of jobs...for money.
By God's grace, the band is overflowing with musicians who can do the job on a moment's notice.
Missionary in Haiti.