This concert is free to the public.
The band was organized in April 2006, and has been entertaining the Cleveland Community since. The band usually performs two concerts each year.
This spring concert is in celebration of the ending of the Civil War and is entitled “April 1865 — One Nation Under God.” The story will be told musically as well as visually. The music will be from the Civil War era or music written to commemorate the Civil War.
Selections will include “Ashokan Farewell” by Unger, “Shenandoah’s Simple Gifts” by Clark, “Voices from the Battlefield, With Malice Toward None” by Swearingen, “Three Southern Vignettes” by Huckeby, “An American Spectacular” arranged by Sharp, “A Lincoln Celebration” by Johnson and “On a Childhood Sunday Song” by Lee University’s Holsinger.
The program will open with the presentation of colors by Civil War re-enactors and The Star Spangled Banner. A visual showing of Civil War photographs will be occurring during the concert.
Dr. Jim Burns of Lee University will be narrating the presentation. He will be sharing Civil War stories of Cleveland and Bradley County, as well as the nation, during the period of April 1865.