Outdoor Concert at Sharlot Hall Saturday
Brass bands are a classic reminder of music that was prevalent in Arizona during the territorial period. Barely more than a settlement, Prescott held its first brass band concert in 1865.
Music, performed at the first Independence Day celebration, will be reprised by the Territorial Brass, Arizona's official historical brass ensemble, on Saturday, April 18, at 4:00 p.m.
"Grave of Washington" and "Battle Cry of Freedom" will be included as part of the fantastic musical program planned, which will be performed on the grounds of Sharlot Hall Museum.
Dressed as the "Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Cowboy Band," the Territorial Brass will also recognize the La Guardia family.
A march composed by Achille La Guardia (former bandmaster at Fort Whipple) and a cornet solo, "Emily Polka," that Fiorello (son and New York City mayor) played with his father's regimental band in 1898 at Prescott High School.
The gleam of sunlight on a brass horn, and the musical sounds of vintage Americana will fill the grounds of Sharlot Hall Museum with stirring renditions of original arrangements.
The Territorial Brass, which formed in February 1987 and was named Arizona's official historical brass band in 1990, has become recognized as an entertaining, living history resource.
The 4 p.m. performance on the grounds of Sharlot Hall Museum will be FREE to Museum members. General admission is $10, which may be applied to a new Museum membership at the concert; children 12 and under are free.
Regular Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Museum is located at 415 West Gurley Street in Prescott, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza.