Performing for audiences from around the world is nothing new for the Advocate Brass Band. In addition to entertaining local audiences throughout the Commonwealth, they’ve performed in Europe, Trinidad, and Venezuela.
Reminiscent of the turn-of-the-century town bands, the band was founded by Dr. George Foreman, former managing director of Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, with financial backing from Mary Schurz, former publisher, chairman, and editor emeritus of our local newspaper, THE ADVOCATE MESSENGER. Originally, the band was formed to play during a political rally sponsored by the paper.
The band is currently under the direction of Maestro Lee Spoonamore.
Only two of the original 17 members are alive and still playing in the band.