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The Frontier Brigade band will return to Weatherford College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, to present a rousing concert commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
In this program, the Band will concentrate on the popular and patriotic music of the Civil War era - both Union and Confederate. Compositions to be played will include popular 19th-Century patriotic airs, dance music, marches, and quicksteps – all music Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ullyses Grant, and Robert E. Lee enjoyed those many years ago.
The Frontier Brigade Band endeavors to take audiences back in time by authentically portraying bands of The American Brass Band Movement (1840-1880) and The Golden Age of American Bands (1880-1920). Founded in 2000, this North Texas Non-Profit organization has more than 30 members.
Whether dressed in the uniform of the military or town bands of the 19th Century, or wearing the red coats and blue shakos of the Civil War era Marine Band or the Western attire of Buffalo Bill’s Famous Cowboy Band, the Frontier Brigade Band members strive to accurately recreate the concerts of a bygone era. The event is enhanced by the use of appropriate props and set pieces and by performing on the original surviving musical arrangements or reproduction musical instruments of the time.
The concert is free and open to the public – all ages will enjoy the music. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center Theatre on the College’s Weatherford campus.
For more information, call the Fine Arts Office at 817-598-6458.