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Providence Brigade Band

Sunday February 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm
free to the public, sponsored by the Friends of MHL

The original Providence Brigade Band was chartered in 1847, and was made up of tradesmen and professional people who were musicians by avocation. That tradition continues today. The organizations mission is to educate the public about American culture during the mid-19th century as reflected in its music. Programs include historical information about bands (both military and civilian), composers, and the instruments used during that period. The band recreates a brass band from about 1850 to 1875 and play music from before, during and after the American Civil War. The arrangements that are performed are from the period and are played using original instruments from the era. The band also wears authentically reproduced uniforms typically worn by militia or military bands of that time. In addition, the band will display part of its extensive collection of musical artifacts including instruments, music, documents, swords, medals, to just name a few.

Providence Brigade Band

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