The 8th Regiment is “a living museum of 19th century emotions”
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a unique musical performance of Civil War era music at the historic Old Jail on N. Main Street Sunday May 28th beginning at 3 p.m.
The Eighth Regiment Brass Band is celebrating their 37th year as a touring and recording Civil War band. Formed in 1986, in Rome, Georgia, “The 8th” represents a modern counterpart to the band of the Eighth Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, who served in the Confederate Army from First Manassas to Appomattox.
“The 8th” also portrays the band of the 8th New York National Guard in Union blue, to better present, as they say, “a living museum of 19th century emotions” in music.
The Eighth Regiment Brass Band has performed live on Good Morning America and National Public Radio, as well as several Great American Brass Band Festivals, and many National Parks.
They have also provided soundtrack music for made-for-TV movies and documentaries.
The Pickens Historical Society, who operates the Old Jail, is pleased to be able to blend the history and music together in what should be a fun and relaxing event at the jail which served Pickens County from 1906 into the 1980s.
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