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1st Nebraska Volunteer Brass Band
September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What: 1st Nebraska Volunteer Brass Band
When: Saturday, September 16th from 11a to 12p
Where: Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 1st Corso, Nebraska City, Ne
Please join us for a performance of the 1st Nebraska Volunteer Brass Band inside the newly-renovated gallery at the Civil War Veterans Museum!
The 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band is a 15-member musical ensemble providing living history, education, and musical entertainment for the citizens of Nebraska and surrounding areas. The group portrays the band of the original 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry Regiment and plays musical arrangements taken from actual Civil War band books.
The band plays for community events, festivals, and museums to keep alive the wonderful heritage of Civil War music and brass bands. “Each of our performances includes a narration that describes the music the audience is hearing and relates details of soldiering during the Civil War,” 1st Nebraska Leader Bill Hall said, “This provides historical context for our music, and through education increases the audience’s appreciation for pioneer days in the Midwest.” Our music includes patriotic tunes of the North and the South, songs by popular composers of the day, well-known opera pieces, and marches and quicksteps.
The band’s musicians come from the greater Omaha area, where they actively perform in several of the area’s best community ensembles in addition to their appearances with 1st Nebraska. Several of the members hold graduate degrees in music.
The band is led by Bill Hall, founder and retired conductor of Omaha Symphonic Winds and director of bands at Dana College from 1997-2006. Hall holds three degrees in music and is a former member of The United States Army Band, Washington, DC (Pershing’s Own) and The United States Army Field Band (Musical Ambassadors of the Army).