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Civil War Days adds CrossRoads Brass

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The CrossRoads Brass will perform at the Billie Creek Civil War Days Saturday, June 12.

The group will have two performances. The first will be close to noon in the village proper. They will then perform in the evening, starting close to 7 p.m., in the Chautauqua playing for the ball.

The CrossRoads Brass has been entertaining people in the Wabash Valley area since 1997. The group performs at weddings, holiday events, community festivals, family celebrations and fundraisers.

They also perform for graduation ceremonies at Ivy Tech Community College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and St. Mary-of-the-woods.

The group currently has more than 400 different titles in its library and continues to build on the base. They have an extensive collection of music in diverse areas, including, but not limited to, the Civil War era, Christmas and Advent, German folk music, patriotic themes, wedding and classical music and American standard popular music.

Although personnel has changed somewhat over the years, a core of musicians provides continuity and direction. The group has great flexibility in its programming, having performed everything from a trumpet quartet to a double quintet. The number of musicians and types of music are tailored to each performance situation.

CrossRoads Brass can be engaged to perform at rates competitive with a disc jockey and pre-recorded music whatever the occasion.

"We are very excited about this great opportunity to participate at Billie Creek Villages Civil War Days,' group member Jim Chesterton said.

"We hope to become more involved with this type of event in the Midwest," Ron Dunbar added.

The CrossRoads Brass are currently the Artists in Residence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

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