Centennial Serenade Band: Songs of the Civil War

Posted June 19, 2013, at 4:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

For more information: Larissa Vigue Picard; 207-774-1822;

The new Longfellow Garden Summer Series opens with a six-piece Serenade Band of Portland’s Centennial Brass Band, recreating a group of the 1850-1875 period. They will play a variety of Civil War era music on horns of the period in honor of the War’s Sesquicentennial, and the opening of MHS’s new museum exhibiton on the War. (Exhibit opens June 28.) Bandmaster Jon Hall will give a historical narrative between selections, talking about the role of music in that era, and during the Civil War in particular. Join us for a special treat along the walkway in front of the Brown Library. Light refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the event moves to the lecture hall.