On Sunday, September 17, at 3 p.m., the Colebrook Historical Society (CHS) will sponsor a very special event – a concert by the renowned Providence Brigade Band. The concert will be held at the Colebrook Congregational Church.
The original Providence Brigade Band was chartered in 1846. It was made up of tradesmen and professional people who were musicians by avocation. Its members included a music professor, a carpenter, a blacksmith, and a jeweler. They performed in concerts and parades, dedicated monuments to fallen heroes, and fostered civic pride throughout the region.
Today’s Band carries on that rich tradition, performing in the style of early American brass bands. Members dress in military uniforms of the period; they play original music of the time on instruments from the Civil War era. Their programs place special emphasis on the American Civil War, bringing to life this critical chapter of our history through its music.
The CHS is delighted to invite everyone to this unique event. We’re asking a donation to help defray the cost of bringing the Band to Colebrook. Admission for adults is $10, for children it’s $5.