Civil War Music Weekend at Antietam

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Date: June 21, 2011

Music played an important role for soldiers in camp and on the battlefield.Join us for a weekend of 19th Century songs and music.Events on Saturday include two concerts by the Wildcat Band; programs by the Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and fiddle music.Sunday programs will include banjo programs at the Dunker Church and Drum demonstrations in the visitor center observation room.Additionally, the Early American Banjo Conference will be held at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum this weekend.Living History volunteers will also be encamped at the Newcomer House to answer questions and talk about the life of a common soldier.

Saturday Schedule of Events - June 25, 2011

11:00 a.m. Wildcat Band concert at the Dunker Church (one hour long).

12:30 p.m. The Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps music program at the Dunker Church (30 minutes long). The official National Park Service sponsored Fife and Drum Corps for the War of 1812 Bicentennial and the 150th Civil War Anniversary.

2:00 p.m. Wildcat Grand Concert at the Mumma Barn (one hour long). A free shuttle will run continuously from the flag pole in the visitor center parking lot to the Mumma Barn and back.

3:00 p.m. The Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps music program at the Dunker Church (30 minutes long). The official National Park Service sponsored Fife and Drum Corps for the War of 1812 Bicentennial and the 150th Civil War Anniversary.

4:00 p.m. "The Music of the Soldiers: Music was an important part of the lives of Civil War soldiers on both sides of the conflict.  Jeff Baldwin and Adam Ward of the Hedgesville Blues Living History Organization will present a program of authentic fiddle and banjo music as it was played by the men on campaign and in the camps of September of 1862."

8:30 p.m. Campfire Program "The Music of the Soldiers: Music was an important part of the lives of Civil War soldiers on both sides of the conflict.  Jeff Baldwin and Adam Ward of the Hedgesville Blues Living History Organization will present a program of authentic fiddle and banjo music as it was played by the men on campaign and in the camps of September of 1862."

Sunday Schedule of Events - June 26, 2011

11:00 a.m.  Banjo Program at the Dunker Church presented by George Wunderlich, an expert in 19th century minstrel music and banjos; and proprietor of the Wunder Banjo Company.(45 minutes long).

1:00 p.m. Banjo Program at the Dunker Church presented by George Wunderlich, an expert in 19th century minstrel music and banjos; and proprietor of the Wunder Banjo Company.(45 minutes long).

4:00 p.m. Civil War drum demonstration in the visitor center observation room presented by living history volunteer Bob Murphy.



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