Christ Lutheran Church – Sunday, February 28, 2016

1st Nebraska had a great time, and an exellent performance for its first outing of 2016. The bandtraveled to nearby Blair to play for worship at Christ Lutheran Church. In addition to our regulr Civil War repertoire we also accompanied hymns and plyed 2 brass choir arrangements: “O For aThousnd Tongues to Sing”and “It Is Well With My Soul.” During the offertory we played “Tenting on the Old Campground” and for the postlude “Glory Hallelujah! Grand March.”



Following the service 1NVBB moved to the fellowship hall and played a mini-concert during coffee hour. Here we played the usual Civil War songs: National Quickstep (Red, White & Blue), Dixie’sLand QS, Yankee Doodle, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, The Bttle Cry of Freedom, and Battle Hymn Quickstep. We also played the Soldiers’ Chorus from the opera Faust (1859) by Charles Gounod.


The congregation is very friendly and welcoming to guests, and the pastor is a very loving man who preaches powerful sermons. Following the mini-concert the congregation passed the hat and presented us with a genrous donation “to feed our horses and mend our tents.”


The band’s next outing is on Saturday, April 16th in Ashland, NE. We’ll play our full program at the National Air and Space Museum at 10:00 am for their “Music and Science” event.

Christ Lutheran-Blair, February 28

Hi Friends,

The first performance of 2016 kicks-off on Sunday, February 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Blair, Ne. We’ll be providing service music and playing some of our favorite Civil War tunes during the fellowship hour.

The pre-service music begins at 8:25 with “O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” an exciting fanfare-like arrangement sure to wake everyone up, ready to lift their hearts in worship. During the service we’ll play on the congregational hymns, and play a special arrangement of “It Is Well with My Soul.”

Following the service we’ll move to the fellowship hall for coffee and baked goods and Civil War music. We’ll begin playing a new (to us) arrangement of Dixie’s Land Quickstep, and the Soldier’s Chorus from the opera “Faust” (1859) by French composer Charles Gounod. This arrangement comes from the 3rd New Hampshire Band. In addition we’ll play several of our regular patriotic and popular songs.

So, get up early on Sunday and travel to Blair. Meet the very friendly folks at the church and listen to some great music. Hope to see you there!