Dear NABBA Friends,
Why not plan your brass band vacation in Historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 9, 10, 11 for the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival. Enjoy excellent brass bands from 4 states, the US Army Herald Trumpets, our instrument petting zoo and community pig roast picnic, listen to jazz and end the weekend by experiencing the moving “Taps” Tribute as buglers bring honor at historic sites.
Tour the Civil War Battlefield, visit local wineries, eat, drink and be merry! Bring your clubs and play in the Tuba Open golf brass benefit, a major funding event for the GBBF.
The festival begins Thursday night, June 9 with Community Band Night featuring the Adams County Community Band and the Gettysburg Big Band performing on the Gettysburg Tours Main Stage. Friday begins with the Tuba Open teeing off at 8am at the beautiful Carroll Valley Golf Resort. A variety of bands will be performing around town Friday night. Saturday features a full afternoon and evening of brass band performances in the park like setting at the Main Stage on the beautiful and historic campus of the Lutheran Seminary. The program includes a performance by the Buzz Jones Jazz Quartet with jazz trumpeter, George Rabbai and trombonist, Jim McFalls. The exceptional Wildcat Regiment Band will be performing Saturday on grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Visit the GBBF web site for a complete schedule and Tuba Open registration form: www.gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com
The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival is a 501 (c)(3) organized organized by a group of volunteers in partnership with the Lutheran Seminary, Destination Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Times and the National Park Service at Gettysburg. The GBBF is sponsored in part by an Adams County Arts Council Star Grant.