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2021 SAN FRANCISCO GOLDEN GATE PARK BANDFESTIVAL

The AHBBS Brass Band is scheduled to perform at the GGPBF in San Francisco on Sunday, June 13th at 12:00 noon. This gig is still pending due to Coron19, but looking better each day as the Biden administration moves quickly to vaccinate all Americans at record breaking speeds.  



MUSICIANS SO FAR:
Eric Totman - Eb Cornet
Mark Lundin - Eb Cornet/Bb Cornet

Mike Dolan - Bb Cornet/Eb Alto
Marty Sampson - Eb Alto
Bruce Dewing - Eb Alto, or Bb Baritone
Joe Bonasera - Eb Alto, or Bb Tenor/Baritone, of Eb Bass
John Whitecar - Eb Bass


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

April 3rd 12:30-2:00
April 17th 12:30-2:00
May 1st 12:30-2:00
May 15th 12:30-2:00
May 29th 12:30-2:00
June 5th 12:30-2:00
Gig- Sunday June 17 12:00-12:45


REHEARSAL LOCATION

U.C. Davis 

April 3

INSTRUMENTS:

Instruments used at this gig must be "high pitched" (about A=450) and have been made prior to 1900. With well over 100 brass-wind instruments in my collection that were made prior to 1900, I'm sure that I can find an instrument for you to rehearse and perform on if you do not have one.


TUNES:

Most of the tunes we will play are standard tunes used by most Civil War Bands and not that difficult. With that said, I'd like to add a couple 1870's tunes as well. All music will be sent to musicians who decide to commit to this gig.


UNIFORM:

We will be reenacting a 1870's Brass Band like I did in the Raymond's Cornet Band reenactment that I produced (https://photos.app.goo.gl/W2iQgxwCnhn3e7Cx7 ). This uniform consists of:

- Hat: A "Pill Box" Cap. I Have 13 of these in various sizes to give to participating musicians.
- Coat: A black "Double Breasted" coat was common for that era. I have a few of these, but can also pick up more at a local Goodwill, or Salvation Army, store for under $20. I will need to know your size.
- Vest: A black vest will be preferred. If you don't have one, I can start looking at Goodwill, or Salvation Army, stores to find more. I will need to know your size.
- Shirt: Any white collared shirt should work for this gig.
- Trousers: Black pants that you provide will work well.
- Brogans (Shoes): Any black dress shoes should be ok for this gig.