ALL-AMERICAN BRASS PICNIC SET FOR JUNE 18 - 6/6/11
MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN HENDRICKS
717-334-0853 / 717-253-3553 (cell)
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- 11 am: The Benfield Brass Band of Annapolis, Maryland; a traditional British style brass band that has performed continuously every June in Gettysburg for 15 years.
- 12 pm: Chesapeake Silver Coronet Brass Band of Hockessin, Delaware, new to the Festival, comes from very traditional roots, emulating British bands formed during the Industrial Revolution. The band is entirely composed of volunteers.
- 1 pm: Spires Brass Band of Frederick, Maryland, a critically-acclaimed traditional brass band with accompaniment by singer Holly Shockey.
- 2 pm: Federal City Brass Band is reminiscent of a Union Army regimental brass band of the 1860s. Band members dress in historically accurate Civil War-era uniforms and play instruments dating back to the mid-19th century.
- 3 pm: The Richmond-based newcomers No BS! Brass Band will bring a new sound to this year’s Picnic. Founded in 2006, the band has a variety of musical influences, ranging from funk to rock and calypso.
- 4 pm: Longstanding favorite, the U.S. Marine Corps Band & Dixieland Ensemble of Quantico, VA will return to the Festival’s Main Stage this year. One of the oldest Marines professional music ensembles, the band features Marines who have completed both military and musical training. The band regularly travels all over the East Coast to perform.
The Harmony Cornet Band of Frederick County, Maryland, will perform on a traditional bandwagon, stopping at select Gettysburg galleries on the June 17 Edible Art Tour route throughout Gettysburg, 5-9 pm.
Market Street Brass, a versatile band from nearby Frederick, Maryland, performs Friday, June 17 on Lincoln Square at 6 pm.
The U.S. Marine Corps Dixieland Ensemble of Quantico, Virginia will entertain an audience on Lincoln Square, Friday, June 17 at 7 pm.
Wildcat Regiment Band, a Civil War period band, performs on June 18 at the National Park Service Visitor Center, Gettysburg (2 pm) and at the Pennsylvania Monument (6 pm).
No BS! Brass Band