Centennial Serenade Band: Songs of the Civil War

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The six-piece Serenade Band of Portland’s Centennial Brass Band, recreating a group of the 1850-1875 period, opens MHS’s new Longfellow Garden Series this July. They will play a variety of Civil War era music on horns of the period in honor of the War’s Sesquicentennial, and the opening of MHS’s new museum exhibit on the war (“This Rebellion”). Bandmaster Jon Hall will give a historical narrative between selections, talking about the role of music in that era, and during the Civil War in particular.

Join us for this special treat along the walkway in front of the Brown Library. Light refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the event moves to the lecture hall.