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Gettysburg Festival Spotlight: Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Published June 4, 2013

The 2013 Gettysburg Festival officially starts this weekend – and if you’ve been paying attention to this space, you’ve noticed that I’ve been turning the spotlight on some of the upcoming performances and events to make it easier for you to help chart out your festival schedule. A lot of the events and performances held during the Festival are free, but you do have to reserve your tickets to ensure a place.  

The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival overlaps with the start of the Gettysburg Festival, bringing national and regional brass bands into town to share their love and enthusiasm for brass band music. The festivities begin at 3pm on Friday with a free seminar on the history of “Taps” at the Gettysburg Train Station. Lincoln Square will be the site for two brass band performances later that evening:  Market Street Brass performs at 6pm and Gettysburg Brass performs at 7pm, while Federal City Brass performs at the Dobbin House at 7pm. 

On Saturday, the Festival moves to Hill Unger Pavilion at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary — and it’s free! Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets so you can enjoy performances from some of the best brass groups in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Performances run from 11am – 4pm and 6:30pm until dusk. 

Note: this is a free event but you do need to reserve your tickets


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Here’s the schedule:

11 am       Rockville Brass

12 pm       Benfield Brass Band

1 pm          Spires Brass

2 pm          Federal City Brass

3 pm          Chesapeake Brass

6:30 pm     11th PA Volunteer Infantry

7 pm           Maryland Defense Force Band

8:25 pm     Taps Tribute – Cupola





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