Thunder Soul – Awesome high school funk documentary
Posted by LiveFor on March 13, 2010
“The Kashmere Stage Band was one of the greatest bands ever. Not just a high school band, not just a stage band, but a one of a kind, unique mixture of talent, attitudes and creativity. It was fostered in an environment where the administration realized the importance of music and instrumental music in the schools and in the community. It was able to become an icon for the school, the community and the city as well.” – Craig Green, Drums, KSB member 1972-73
I love the poster and it sounds like a great documentary.
Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary reunion of alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return to their school for the first time in 35 years to pay tribute to their beloved leader – the 92 year-old “Prof” – who transformed the school’s mediocre jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the late 60s and early 70s. Conrad Johnson passed away in 2008, only a few days after this reunion.
Directed by Mark Landsman and premiered at SXSW today.
Check out the official site.