The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 18, 2013

Music will fill the streets of Danville


The band, formed in 2001, is New York’s only authentic Civil War brass band, playing original Civil War music on antique brass instruments from the 1860s. They have appeared at educational programs, concerts and living history events throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England states and frequently at Gettysburg.

The Jolly Tars, made up of Jake Laubach and Ken Purcell, will perform at 1 p.m. and at 5 p.m. They present music from the golden age of sailing, the Civil War and the immigrant experience. 

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band takes the stage at 2 p.m.

Van Wagner, of Danville, will be featured at 3 p.m. Besides writing songs and singing, he has mined coal, logged trees, built the coal dredger that returns again this year for the festival and teaches high school students.

Suzanne Walzer, of Danville, will perform at 4 p.m. She sings, plays instruments and teaches music.

Echoing Heart will play fiddle, banjo, mandolin and harmonica starting at 6 p.m.

Several members of the Confederation of Union Generals and their ladies will join the Dodworth Saxhorn Band at 7 p.m. July 20 in Danville’s Ballroom on Mill Street. Food will be available for purchase at the free event.

The 2nd South Carolina String Band will be at the Civil War encampment July 20 at the Danville Middle School, Route 11. They will give a special presentation at 3 p.m. The band was formed in 1989 when five riflemen of Co. I of the 2nd Carolina Volunteer Infantry re-enactors were celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Civil War. They received the Stephen Collins Foster Award for their contributions to 19th Century American arts and culture.

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