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National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 3, 2013
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514
See Premier Big Band at a Free Concert
at Homestead National Monument of America
Enjoy the enticing music of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra at the Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center onSunday, September 15, 2013, at 2 p.m.This award winning group will use music to travel back through time to the Big Band Era.This concert is part of the 2013 Homestead Concert Series and free courtesy of the Nebraska Arts Council and Hevelone Foundation. Come early, have a picnic, tour the Heritage Center, and see the special exhibits at the Education Center..
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1975 and is one of the Midwest’s premier big bands, celebrating over 35 years of great performances. It has recorded over 60 original compositions. They will play many of these originals, but they will also feature a variety of traditional big band compositions by jazz masters such as Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.
“Having the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra live at Homestead National Monument of America is a real treat and we hope many people will come out to enjoy the beautiful scenery.” stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 40 miles south of Liincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/home/index.
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