A brass concert by the Newmont Military Band is scheduled for 2:00pm on Sunday, June 10, 2012 in the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Presented by Music, Gettysburg! and the Gettysburg Fringe Festival, members of the band come from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts play authentic late 19th century music on original or based on instrument designs from before 1895.
The Newmont Military Band has no French horns, no flutes, and the D-flat piccolo looks a little different than the C piccolo found in modern bands. Their music comes from the archives of the American Band of Claremont, New Hampshire. Come hear songs of “the war,” marches, love songs, dance music, and songs from the old plantations. Musical selections are chosen from American Band and Windsor Military Band programs documented in the Claremont Advocate and the Vermont Journal between the years of 1890 and 1905. The band has performed at “period” celebrations in Vermont and New Hampshire. They also participated in the First Annual W.S. Ripley Band Festival in Bethel, Maine as well as delighting audiences in Gettysburg.
Dr. James Chesebrough is the Newmont Military Band musical director and band director at Keene State College in New Hampshire. The band was founded by Larry Jones in 1995.
The Gettysburg Festival is a 10-day festival celebrating American arts, culture and cuisine. More than 23,000 people from around the U.S. attended the 2011 Festival. Visit the Gettysburg Festival website http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/ .
Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. The Seminary Chapel is on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext. 2197 or visit the Music, Gettysburg! web site: www.musicgettysburg.org or writing firstname.lastname@example.org .