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Saxton’s Cornet Band

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Frankfort, KYSaxton’s Cornet Band recreates the sounds, appearance, and conduct of brass bands during the antebellum and Civil War eras. Their programs are full of energy and are very entertaining both musically and visually. The performance is a complete historically accurate concert experience from the mid-nineteenth century, complete with dramatic readings and period humor in addition to the excellent music. Reorganized in 1989, the Saxton’s Cornet Band of today strives to maintain the spirit and high standards set by the original ensemble. Saxton’s Cornet Band is a Kentucky and National treasure.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

Philip Smith

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Athens, GAPhilip Smith joined the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia as the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts in August 2014.  In addition to teaching his trumpet studio, he is the Bandmaster of the UGA British Brass Band, member of the faculty Georgia Brass Quintet, and coach of the Bulldog Brass Society.   In addition to soloing, Mr. Smith has conducted many brass bands and brass ensembles, most recently the Imperial Brass and Gramercy Brass in the summer of 2015, and the Georgia Brass Band in the Fall of 2014.  Mr. Smith has appeared regularly as soloist, recitalist, chamber orchestra performer, and clinician and has appeared with symphonic wind ensembles.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

Storyville Stompers

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New Orleans, LA – Storyville Stompers started as a group of friends who had a love of traditional, New Orleans music, the Storyville Stompers have grown to become one of the preeminent brass bands in the nation, having played throughout the US, Europe, South America and Asia. The band continues to play New Orleans-music in the traditional style, a music considered the foundation for traditional Jazz and Dixieland.”

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Performed at 2016 GABBF