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NY brass band to play concert of Civil War music

October 26, 2013
Associated Press

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York band whose trumpeter appeared in the Academy Award-winning film "Lincoln" will perform a concert of Civil War music in tribute to a hero of the Underground Railroad.

The Excelsior Cornet Band is the only authentic Civil War brass band in New York state. The band is holding a concert Sunday afternoon at the Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn, the central New York city where 19th-century abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman lived.

The band performs on restored instruments from the Civil War period. Trumpeter Jeff Stockham of Syracuse appeared in Steven Spielberg's 2012 film, "Lincoln," as a member of a military band.

He tells The Citizen of Auburn ( ) that the director wanted the exact sounds of 1865, so he hired musicians who perform Civil War music.


Information from: The Citizen,



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