Tuesday, April 24, 2007

UIS to host first concert of Civil War-era band

The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band -- a recreation of the brass band that accompanied the regiment during the Civil War -- will give its inaugural concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in the PAC Studio Theater.

The original 10th Cavalry Band was mustered into service in 1861 at Camp Butler and was informally known as 'Lincoln's Own' because the members were from the Sangamon, Logan, and Christian county areas. Today's band members are from the same counties and play period music on original and reproduction instruments. Read more>>

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