We let our audience experience a 19th century band concert. If we only played the music, the experience would be out of context. Our concerts are usually about 2/3 music, augmented by explanations of the music, history, uniforms, social customs, and the life of the soldier musician. We often show projected images of Civil War bands during our concerts, enhancing the feel of the period.
The 4th U.S. Artillery Regimental Brass Band has performed for movies, university and school history presentations, private parties, weddings, conferences, historical reenactments, and National Park Service historic site presentations. We always welcome comments by interested musicians and audience members.