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April 4, 2004

UMBC Presents the Federal City Brass Band

Federal City Brass Band (photo: Supertone Studio)The UMBC Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents the Federal City Brass Band under the direction of Jari Villanueva on Sunday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The Federal City Brass Band, based in Baltimore, recreates the sound and appearance of a U.S. Army regimental brass band of the 1860s. With the exception of the reproduction rope-tension drums, all of the instruments used by the Federal City Brass Band are originals dating to the mid-19th century. The sources of the music the band plays include original band journals and sheet music of the Civil War era. Members of the Federal City Brass Band are professional and volunteer musicians, music educators, historians and re-enactors, and collectively represent some of the finest brass and percussion players in the hobby today. The band has performed for events at Gettysburg, Sharpsburg, Baltimore, Fredericksburg, Rockville, and Arlington, for the Library of Congress and the American Bandmasters Association, and at the 2003 National Civil War Band Festival in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The program at UMBC will feature Civil War-era favorites.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.

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  • From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
  • From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
  • From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
  • Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
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Federal City Brass Band (photo: Rob Szabo)


Posted by dwinds1 at April 4, 2004 12:00 AM