Great American Brass Band Festival


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Great American Brass Band Festival

Mid-June
This weekend re-creation of the golden age of brass bands in America is held at Centre College in Danville, Ky. About a dozen bands from throughout the U.S. and Canada play Sousa march music, ragtime, and jazz in the New Orleans funeral-march style. A highlight is a band playing over-the-shoulder instruments of the Civil War period; the music blew to the rear of the band so it could be heard by the troops marching behind. The festival begins with a hot-air balloon race, and music then continues through the weekend.
CONTACTS:
Great American Brass Band Festival
P.O. Box 429
Danville, KY 40423
800-755-0076 or 859-236-7794; fax: 859-236-9134
www.gabbf.com
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