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Short History of the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

 The history of the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band is one of a remarkable story of a group of musicians. They were an organization of intelligent and skilled brass players who were religious men from the Moravian community in Salem North Carolina. The Moravians were a small group of Christians that originally formed in 1457, […]

Lincoln Departs for Washington

Monday, February 11th, 2019

On this day in 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln left his home in Springfield, Ill., boarded a two-car private train and embarked on his journey to Washington, D.C.

The Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Message

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

The Christmas Eve message from Apollo 8 December 24, 1968 It was not a mission that was supposed to have happened at that time. The flight of Apollo 8 to the moon 50 years ago occurred because of a switch in the lunar missions. By summer of 1968 it was becoming evident that the Lunar […]

Tribute to a Band Director

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Tribute to Clarence Wroblewski, Band Director at Patterson High School, Baltimore MD Clarence Wroblewski, former Band Director at Patterson High School passed away on November 22, 2018. Clarence was a man who for 35 years gave of his time, talent, patience, leadership, and skills to help mold thousands of young men and women. There are […]

The US Marine Band at Gettysburg

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The US Marine Band at Gettysburg   In anticipation of the dedication of the new cemetery in Gettysburg to be held in November 1863, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles approved a request by an “agent of the grounds” to have The United States Marine Band present at the ceremony. “The [Navy] Department has no […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

Wearing a Poppy

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Why do we wear poppies? The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. The second battle of Ypres took place between April 21 and May 25, 1915. The battle is most remembered […]

Taps Vs. Last Post

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Taps Vs. The Last Post A look at two iconic bugle calls Of all the bugle signals sounded in the world, the two that stand out as music of remembrance are the American bugle call Taps and its Commonwealth counterpart The Last Post. With the exception of a few, most bugle calls are only a […]

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