Today’s Holiday: Great American Brass Band Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Great American Brass Band Festival

This weekend re-creation of the golden age of brass bands in America is held at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. 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. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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