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Wild Rose Kiwanis Features 1st Brigade Band

With Special Guests “The President and Mrs. Lincoln”

2015 marks the 150th commemoration of the end of the Civil War. Wild Rose Kiwanis Club has planned a stellar, one-of-a-kind event with music, acting and education. The 1st Brigade Band is comprised of 35 brass and percussion musicians who will perform on stage at the Wild Rose High School Auditorium on Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. This is the exact date 150 years earlier of the Stackingof Arms at Appomattox Court House.

The “icing on the cake” will be a special performance by Max and Donna Daniels, the nation’s finest Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln re-enactors. The entire band, the Lincolns, plus additional vocalists and narrators will be dressed in full period costumes.

The 1st Brigade band is modeled after a band formed in Southern Wisconsin as part of a Volunteer Infantry. In 1864, a group of eighteen young men from the Brodhead Brass Band enlisted in the Union Army as the band of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps. The…