Fun at the SAC Museum

On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, the 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band played the opening concert for the Strategic Air and Space Museum’s “Science of Music Day.” In addition to concerts the museum staff presented a variety of music and science related workshops and demonstrations, and showed kids how to construct a home-made guitar.

SAC Concert

1st Nebraska played in the ground floor atrium at the center of the building in between two airplane hangers, one featuring World War II and later bombers, and the other that provided area for restoration. Due to the marvelous construction of the atrium our sound wafted throughout the museum.

Burce Chapman in ActionWe played crowd favorite standards like Dixie’s Land Quickstep, Listen to the Mockingbird, When Johnny Comes Home, and Glory Hallelujah! Grand March. New featured songs included Soldier’ Chorus, Freischutz Quickstep, and Hunters’ Chorus. Commenting our our performance, Phil Onwiler, Educational Director for the Museum said, “I absolutely loved hearing your group perform, it was a great addition to our Saturday!”

Stay tuned for details about our next performance in Plattsmouth, NE on Saturday, June 18th, at 7:00 PM on the Main Street Stage.

Low Brass

SAC Museum This Saturday, April 16


1st Nebraska will be performing from 10:00-11:00 AM in the main rotunda for the Strategic Air and Space Museum’s “Science of Music” Event. We’ll be premiering our 2016 program with several new numbers, such as “Hunters’ Chorus from The Rose of Erin,” “Soldiers’ Chorus from Faust,” “Freischutz Quickstep,” “Listen to the Mockingbird,” and “Lorena.” We’ll also play several crowd favorites like “Dixie and Yankee Doodle,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” and “Battle Hymn.”

In addition, we’ll do a few demonstrations, like “what happens when you pull the tuning slides out of the cornet valves?” and “What’s the difference in length between the E-flat cornet and the tuba.” (a lot!) “How does length affect sound?”

We hope to see you at the SAC Museum this Saturday! Introduce yourself, too.