Summer Music Series-The Yankee Brass Band

Yankee Brass Summer Music Series
Time: to
Location: Bangor Public Library

Since 1987, the Yankee Brass Band has entertained audiences in New England and beyond with historically informed performances of nineteenth-century American brass band music. Using antique brass and percussion instruments from the period, painstakingly restored by their owners, the Yankee Brass Band presents the music of the “Golden Age of Bands” played in much the same manner as in the mid-to the late nineteenth century.

To recreate this music, the band pays close attention to the aesthetics, performance practice, and concert attire of an earlier time. For one week each summer, the members of the Yankee Brass Band assemble from across the country to preserve this unique musical legacy through a series of live performances. Each year’s concert repertoire is developed through careful study of period programs, personal papers, manuscripts, and early printed music, along with a variety of band artifacts.

The musicians of the Yankee Brass Band volunteer their time and talents to bring this music to life. The annual band events are also made possible, in part, through the support of the Friends of the Yankee Brass Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In addition, financial support is provided by concert sponsorships and the generous contributions of individuals.

If raining, the band will perform in the Lecture Hall.