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Civil War Brass Band Concert

On Saturday, July 18th the Mill at Anselma Preservation & Education Trust will present a concert by Beck’s Philadelphia Brass Band in conjunction with their Life in the 1860s Day Event. The group will play popular music of the Civil War period and then between songs explain the popularity of the music and some of its history. Becks’ Philadelphia Brigade Brass Band has been performing authentic music of the Civil War since 1991 in uniforms appropriate to the period and on original instruments of the time. They principally portray Beck’s Number 1 Philadelphia Brass band, a band which was in existence from 1830 to1876. They have a library of over 250 period pieces from which they draw for performances, and to which they are constantly adding. They have performed all over the country and provided the brass band music for such movies as “Gods and Generals.” Additionally, they have played at the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Art Museum, the 150th anniversary of the Philadelphia Zoo, at the 2000 Republican Convention in Philadelphia. They are currently working on the production of their fourth CD.

Date & Time

July 18, 2015


More Info

Event Website


Adult $5, Senior $4, Children $3

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