Wisconsin’s 1st Brigade Band

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Heard On Route 51

This week, Route 51 takes a well deserved break from political coverage to welcome members of Wisconsin’s 1st Brigade Band, playing Civil War era music on actual instruments that were used at the time. One of the antique brass instruments is pictured in an 1868 photograph of the Wausau Town Band. Guests will include Jim Hoyt, UW Madison emeritus journalism professor and a member of the Wisconsin Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and 1st Brigade Band. The band will dress in period costumes and perform an historical reenactment concert Saturday, March 19th at Wausau?s Grand Theater, featuring appearances by President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.

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