Monday, June 16, 2008

GNMP CELEBRATES WITH A CIVIL WAR MUSIC CONCERT

This note passed along by the GNMP staff. The Wildcat Regimental Band is not your average Civil War band. These fellows are absolutely terrific!

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717/334-1124 phone
717/ 334-1891 fax

GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK CELEBRATES WITH A CIVIL WAR MUSIC
CONCERT


The Wildcat Regiment Band, Civil War era musicians representing the 105thPennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, will perform a free concert outdoors at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center on June 21 in conjunction with the Gettysburg Festival from June 19 -29. The early Wildcat Regiment concert will begin at 11:00 AM. The Grand Concert will begin at 3:00 PM. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for your seating.

The Wildcat Regiment Band represents the regimental band of the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The 105th Regiments was recruited in 1861 from the "Wildcat" congressional district made up in part by Indiana and Jefferson Counties. With Bandmaster Bruno J. Pino conducting, this modern re-creation of the Wildcat Regiment Band utilizes original instruments and reproduction hand-made uniforms. The concert at 11:00 AM will explore "The American Brass Movement: Bands and Bandmasters of the American Civil War" and will feature original musical instruments of the period.

The Gettysburg Festival features ten full days of celebrating America through Music, Theater, Film, Art and Dance from June 19 through 29. To find out more go to the
website http://www.gettysburgfestival.org/.

For more information about the Wildcat Concert or other participants of the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival please contact Park Ranger Evangelina Rubalcava, c/o Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg PA 17325, or call (717) 334-1124 x3251.
Be sure to catch the Wildcat Regiment Band on June 21st! You'll not regret it!

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