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It is my pleasure to welcome you to Northfield, Minnesota, for this wonderful celebration of music that brings a distinct history and culture to life in a place that cherishes the past and community. Our town is proudly shaped by its own history, and we clearly delight in bringing people together to relax and enjoy sights, sounds, tastes, and each another. We’re a perfect location for the Vintage Band Festival! While attending the many and various performances, have a look around Northfield. Our inviting restaurants, shops, parks, and Riverwalk will definitely enhance your experience and provide you with a memorable visit. You are sure to meet several people who have chosen to make Northfield their home, and they will certainly agree with me that we could not be more proud to call Northfield the home of the Vintage Band Festival.
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Whether you’re here for a day or the entire Festival, thank you for coming to Northfield and seeing (and hearing) what makes our town so special.
VBF Headquarters �����������������������������������2 Welcome to the Music! ���������������������������4 What Does a Free Festival Cost? �������������4 Getting Oriented �������������������������������������5 Get Your Program Stamped! ������������������5 Band Biographies International ������������������������������������ 6-7 United States ���������������������������������� 8-14 Minnesota ������������������������� 16-19, 22-23 Festival Map ������������������������������������ 20-21 Reflections on a Festival ������������������������27 Historic Brass Society Festival ��������������28 Festival Schedule ����������������������������� 30-32 Festival Donors ������������������������������� 34-35 Vintage Base Ball �����������������������������������38 Vintage Dance ���������������������������������������38 Vintage Band Instrument Exhibit ��������38 Commemoratives ����������������������������������40 Index of Advertisers ������������������������������40
Wear the Pin with Pride!
The most recognizable symbol of this year’s Vintage Band Festival is the elegant purple cloisonné helicon pin, and it’s available for a minimum donation of $25. Although most events are free of charge, wearing this pin shows that you don’t just enjoy the music; you are an important partner in the festival itself. Your financial support brings the bands to the festival and brings the music to us all. Thank you for all the generous support – and wear the pin with pride!
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Welcome to the Music! It’s been said that the history of a people is found in its songs; we are proud to share a wealth of history through a panoply of songs during this special festival. Listen to the music and hear the voices of our past come alive. From the traditional village songs of distant lands, to the martial beats that summoned young men to battle, to sizzling New Orleans-influenced jazz, the Vintage Band Festival connects who we were to who we have become. The music of 30 bands playing in 100 concerts – often on instruments as old as the music itself – will sound indoors and out, morning through evening, in churches and concert rooms and taverns, on park greens and downtown streets, inviting you to clap your hands, tap your feet – get up and move! Do it in style: don a top hat or a hoop skirt and enjoy the events with a 19th century twist – vintage attire is encouraged throughout the week. Watch the bands compete for applause during the Battle of the Bands on the banks of the Cannon River and holler for
your favorite. At Saturday’s Cotillion Grand Ball, one of two limited-seating events, become part of the show itself while learning old-time dances and wearing costumes to match. During Sunday’s vaudeville performance – the other limited-seating event – relish the humor of a bygone era as it comes to life in all its rollicking, slapstick glory. There is even a vintage base ball game featuring the Northfield Silver Stars, the authentically re-created 19th century Northfield team. Needless to say, music will be present at the crack of the (old-time) bat. While in Northfield, relax in our many restaurants, shops and galleries downtown and throughout the area. A 19th century river town, Northfield wears its past well even as it embraces the comforts of the present day. You’ll be sure to find some beautiful souvenirs of your visit. And remember: wear the pin with pride! The official symbol of this year’s festival, the cloisonné helicon pin, shows that you are more than just a concertgoer; you’re a partner in the event itself. Although most events are free of charge, we would not be here without the generous help of our supporters. Thank you, and welcome to your festival.
What Does a Free Festival cost? Imagine 100 concerts by 30 bands over four days presenting rare and antique music, and it’s free to enjoy. Free. Almost all concerts and public events connected with the Vintage Band Festival have free admission, but what does “free” cost? The truth is that tens of thousands of dollars are spent creating this one-of-a-kind celebration – including hosting the talented performers whose music we come to hear – and we need your help to make this festival work. We suggest a minimum $25 donation, but every contribution helps, every dollar keeps the music coming. A tax-deductible contribution in any amount may be sent to the Vintage Band Festival, 204 W. 7th St., #130, Northfield, Minn. 55057. Donate online at Vintagebandfestival.org or GiveMN. org. Donate by mailing your contribution in the handy, postage-paid envelope that can be found inserted into this program and at various places throughout the festival. You can even donate during concerts; spot a roving sousaphone-wearing volunteer and drop the envelope in the horn – give $25 or more
and receive a pin on the spot! Please partner with us by giving and help keep the music free. If you donate $150, you’ll become a Silver Cornet Donor! You’ll receive the pin plus reservations to the limited-seating events, a festival opening reception invitation, a T-shirt and souvenir poster. Or donate $250 and become a Golden Euphonium Donor. You’ll receive the all benefits of a Silver Cornet Donor, plus a personal invitation to the International Musicians’ Reception on Wednesday evening, July 31! The Vintage Band Festival 2013 is the recipient of grants provided by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Northfield Area Foundation, and the 3M Foundation. Buy a VBF commemorative T-shirt or hat and you’re not only supporting the Festival, you’re getting yourself a great souvenir. See page 40 for more information on commemoratives.
We’d like to hear from you! Please help us evaluate this year’s festival and plan for future events by filling out the 2013 Vintage Band Festival survey. The surveys will be available at all concert venues – just fill them out on-site and give them to a volunteer or place them in the drop box at Bridge Square. There will be a nightly raffle drawing for small prizes from the surveys that are completed and turned in at the concert venue drop boxes. Names will be picked at Bridge Square on Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. If you are present, you may redeem your prize at that time. The winners’ names will also be posted at VBF headquarters, 17 Bridge Square, and select concert sites. We’d like to extend our thanks to all the local businesses that have generously provided the raffle prizes: Brick Oven Bakery, Champion Sports, Culver’s, Judy’s Floral Design Studio, Luis Enrique Salon, NAPA Auto Parts and Taco Bell. Thank you for your support!
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Getting Oriented The Vintage Band Music Festival is here for the third time; it was first held in 2006 and drew approximately 10,000 people to Northfield, and the second one in 2010 attracted 15,000 people. This year’s roster is the largest yet, with bands playing at venues all over town, as well as in New Ulm, St. Peter, Nerstrand, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Chatfield, New Prague, Owatonna and Red Wing. The music ranges from alphorns to zydeco; throw in dancing, a vintage base ball game, a battle of the bands, a Historic Brass Society conference and an instrument exhibit and it’s easy to feel a little lost before you’ve even started! But don’t worry – we’re here to help you get the most out of all the festival offers. First, look through the official Vintage Band Festival program you’re holding now; within these pages you’ll find complete concert schedules and locations, a map of Northfield and comprehensive band biographies, as well as information on related events (Make sure to support our advertisers; all are supporting this festival, and we’re proud to have them on these pages). Second, stop by the Vintage Band headquarters on 17 Bridge Square (the home of By All Means Graphics), where you’ll find all things festival related, from Vintage Band Festival pins to commemorative T-shirts and hats to registration and tickets for limited-seating events, as well as friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who will answer your questions and keep you pointed in the right direction. The music begins at noon each day, with performances on the half-hour throughout the city. Exceptions to this include a couple of performances on Saturday morning in conjunction with the Riverwalk Market Fair, and several appearances by bands at local churches on Sunday morning. More information can always be found on our website, www.vintagebandfestival.org. Find us on Facebook under “Vintage Band Festival” or twitter.com/vintagebandfest. Now: go forth into the music – and enjoy.
What is Lunch, Listen & Learn? At these informational concerts, hosted by The Contented Cow Pub and Wine Bar. A $10 admission includes the concert, a 1/3 lb. angus burger or beer brat with baked beans and chips. Participating bands, dates and times are: Wednesday, July 31, 12 p.m. Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band Thursday, Aug. 1, 12 p.m. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden) Friday, Aug. 2, 12 p.m. 26th North Carolina Regimental Band Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany)
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Get Your Program Stamped! Want to see how many concerts you’ve attended? Want to remember where the bands are from? Then get stamped! In this program you’ll find a passportstyle stamp circle next to each band; after each concert, head over to the VBF headquarters and ask for the appropriate stamp – they’re color-coded by locale – purple for international, blue for United States and red for Minnesota. It’s a fun way to keep track of the bands, and to make sure you don’t forget to see your favorites. Take a look at the full schedule (pages 30-32) and each band’s biography (where their respective concerts are listed – pages 6-23) and then map out your time to catch as much of the music as you can.
Spot a sousaphone-wearing volunteer, and drop your donation in the horn! Those giving $25 or more will receive a pin on the spot!
Beyond the music… There’s more going on in Northfield than this wonderful festival. Meredith Willson’s The Music Man: Complete your vintage music weekend with a performance of this classic American musical, filled with memorable songs like “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Goodnight My Someone” and “Till There Was You.” The Northfield Arts Guild production runs July 26-28, Aug. 2-4 and Aug. 9-11 at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third St. For ticket information, visit northfieldartsguild.org or call 507-645-8877. Riverwalk Market Fair: Enjoy the art of a Summer Saturday at the Riverwalk Market Fair! Northfield’s open-air, European-style market brings artists, and art lovers, farmers and foodies to Bridge Square every Saturday from 9-1, rain or shine. Stroll the Riverwalk and take advantage of the best in local art and artisan food. Details at RiverwalkMarketFair.org. Wondering where to eat, shop and what else to do while in Northfield? Go no further than The Entertainment Guide, Northfield’s FREE onestop recreation and information authority, dedicated to providing you with all you need to make the most of your stay! Pick up a print edition at hot spots around town and in the grey sidewalk boxes, or online at: northfieldentertainmentguide.com.
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Formed: 1870 Focus: 19th century brass music Home base: Medevi, Sweden Website: medevibo.se Performances: Wednesday, 3 p.m. – Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 7 p.m. – Grace Lutheran Church, ud Sponso ud Sponso Nerstrand, Minnesota ro ro Thursday, 3 p.m. – Archer House First National Riverfront Gazebo Eagles Bank Club Northfield 4:30 p.m. – Way Park Friday, 1 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 6:30 p.m. – Way Park Saturday, 3 p.m. – Minnesota Square Park, St. Peter, Minnesota 5 p.m. – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota, Minnesota 9 p.m. – Patrick’s on 3rd, St. Peter, Minnesota Sunday, 9 a.m. – Church Service, First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minnesota 3 p.m. – Memorial Park, New Prague, Minnesota 8 p.m. – Contented Cow Pub The Swedish band Medevi Brunnsorkester has performed summer concerts in this spa/resort town since 1870. Today the band has a huge repertoire of more than 1,000 pieces: marches, waltzes, polkas, opera/operetta medleys and ballads. The members strive to maintain the tradition of 19th century brass music but also add some newer music. Look for a classic brass sound from 100 years ago, Swedish-made cornets, valve trombone, alto and tenor horn, tuba and drums!
Focus: Tradition meets contemporary Website: dorfmusik.at Performances: Wednesday, 8 p.m. – Contented Cow Pub Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – Way Park 7 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 8 p.m. – VFW Post 4393 Friday, 1 p.m. – Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 7 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage ud Sponso ro Saturday, 2 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 7 p.m. – New Prague Area Community Center 3M Sunday, 3 p.m. – August Schell Brewing Company Foundation Biergarten, New Ulm, Minnesota 8 p.m. – J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein The seven members of Dorfmusik Kapelle hail from small villages in Austria. They pride themselves on their intersection of traditional and contemporary brass music. Most notable are their distinctive costumes with traditional mason boots and pants. Dorfmusik left its mark on the 2010 VBF with exciting, energetic performances. Keep your eye out for Dorfmusik during the 2013 festival – you will surely not want to miss this band!
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International Bands Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle �������������������6 Medevi Brunnsorkester ��������������������������������6 Oketten Ehnstedts Eftr ���������������������������������7 Original Drachenfesler Musikanten ������������7 united states 1st Brigade Band �������������������������������������������8 26th NC Regimental Band ���������������������������8 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band �������8 Dodworth Saxhorn Band ���������������������������10 Frontier Brigade Band ��������������������������������11 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ���������������������������11 Independent Silver Band ����������������������������12 Kenny Carr and the Tigers �������������������������12 Kentucky Baroque Trumpets ���������������������13 Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band �����������14 Mark Ponzo, Cornet Family �����������������������14 Minnesota Bands Ameriikan Poijat Finnish Brass Band �������16 Bavarian Musikmeisters �����������������������������16 Brass Messengers �����������������������������������������17 Bridge Square Band ������������������������������������17 Century Brass ����������������������������������������������17 Copper Street Brass Quintet ����������������������17 Dolcé Wind Quintet �����������������������������������18 Jack Brass Band �������������������������������������������18 Klezmerica ���������������������������������������������������18 Lake Wobegon® Brass Band �����������������������18 Lex-Ham Community Band ����������������������19 Mariachi Mi Tierra ��������������������������������������19 Minnesota State Band ���������������������������������19 New Prague Area Community Band ���������22 Original New Ulm German Band �������������22 North Star Cinema Orchestra ��������������������22 Schell’s Hobo Band �������������������������������������22 Sheldon Theatre Brass Band ����������������������23 Swing and a Miss �����������������������������������������23 The Matterhorn Alphorns ��������������������������23 WindWorks Quintet �����������������������������������23
Original Drachenfesler Musikanten (Germany)
Focus: Beethoven Goes Polka! Schell’s Brewing Co. Website: facebook.com/Drachenfelser Performances: Wednesday, 8 p.m. – J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein ud Sponso ro Thursday, 12 p.m. Northfield Public Library Community Resource 5 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Bank 8 p.m. – Eagles Club Friday, 12 p.m. – Northfield Hospital 7 p.m. – The B&L Bar, New Ulm, Minnesota Saturday, 2 p.m. – Lunch, Listen and Learn, Contented Cow Pub 4 p.m. – Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 6:30 p.m. – Way Park 8 p.m. – Contented Cow Pub Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Church Service, Emmaus Baptist Church 12 p.m. – Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 8 p.m. – Eagles Club Monday, 8 p.m. – Music at the Movies, John Burch Park, Cannon Falls, Minnesota This quartet from Germany is sure to bring the house down! Masters of polka, the band presents traditional and modern brass band music with a sense of humor. It features a tenor horn, trumpet, tuba and accordion. P
Focus: Swedish military octet music Home base: Stockholm, Sweden Website: oktetten-ehnstedts.se Performances: Thursday, 12 p.m. – Lunch, Listen and Learn, Contented Cow Pub 2 p.m. – Northfield Hospital 6 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Friday, 1:30 p.m. – Way Park 7 p.m. – St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, Minnesota Saturday, 2 p.m. – Minnehaha Park Bandstand, Minneapolis 6:30 p.m. – Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia, Minnesota Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Church Service, Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, Minnesota 4 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr hails from Stockholm and re-creates the Swedish military octet genre of historical wind band music. The military octet can be regarded as a reduced Swedish wind band, consisting of flutes, clarinets and period Swedish brass instruments: cornet, alto horn, valve trombones and a tuba. The group takes its name from its original bandmaster, Magnus Herman Ehnstedt (1833-1905), who owned a music collection that the group now uses. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr can be found touring Scandinavia or performing in local festivities. This is the band’s first trip to the United States.
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Formed: 2005 Focus: Re-creating the wartime repertoire and Moravian heritage music of the original Civil ud Sponso War band ro Home base: Maryland MOM Website: jvmusic.net/the-26th-north-carolinaBrands regimental-band/ Performances: Friday, 12 p.m. – Lunch, Listen and Learn, Contented Cow Pub 3 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Saturday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, downtown Riverwalk 3 p.m. – Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 6 p.m. – Civil War Memorial Sunset Concert, Northfield Cemetery Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Church Service, Main Street Moravian Church, Northfield The fame of the 26th North Carolina Regimental Brass Band during the Civil War has allowed the Federal City Brass band to produce one of the most authentic 19th-century brass band reincarnations. During the war, the 26th campaigned all the way to Gettysburg, where it was captured, and “was said to be one of General Lee’s favorites.” The music researched and connected with this band has opened up the repertoire for many other Civil War reenactment bands. When the Federal City Brass Band isn’t reproducing the 26th North Carolina, members can be found in blue uniforms reenacting a U.S. Army band. All instruments used by this group are originals from the 19th century. r
Formed: 1964 Focus: Making history live by presenting Civil War-era brass music performed on antique instruments Home base: Watertown, ud Sponso ro Wisconsin VFW Website: 1stbrigadeband.org Eugene Truax Performances: Post 4393 Friday, 2 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 5:30 p.m. – Way Park Saturday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, downtown Riverwalk Sunday, 2 p.m. – Colvill Civil War Memorial Concert, Cannon Falls Cemetery, Cannon Falls, Minnesota Eighteen Wisconsin men from the Brodhead Brass Band enlisted in the Union Army in 1864 and formed the 1st Brigade Band, joining troops under the command of Gen. William T. Sherman. The 1st Brigade Band carries on its tradition of excellence today. More than 80 volunteers, men and women, make up the organization, which takes pride in re-creating history using period instruments, a color guard and Civil War-era attire. The band has done widely known work in reconstructing actual musical pages from the Civil War. It performs in more than 40 concerts and educational programs each year.
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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band
Formed: 2000 ud Sponso ud Sponso ro ro Focus: Portraying U.S. bands from a bygone era Home base: Colleyville, Texas KYMN Frandsen 1080 Bank Website: frontierbrigadeband.com Radio Performances: Thursday, 7 p.m. – Central Park, Owatonna Friday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, downtown Riverwalk 2 p.m. – Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 5 p.m. – Northfield Central Park 8 p.m. – VFW Post 4393 Also known as The Frontier Brigade Band, this band from Texas performs mid-19th century brass music, including music from regimental bands, civilian bands and Buffalo Bill’s Famous Wild West Cowboy Band! Its 25 members perform original music from the era and dress the part too, creating a scholarly authentic reproduction of the 19th century brass band experience.
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Formed: 1985 Focus: Performs 19th century music on original instruments, and uses audience participation to bring America’s musical past to life Home base: Ann Arbor, Michigan Website: dodworth.org Performances: Thursday, 7 p.m. Faribault Central Park, Faribault Friday, 1 p.m. – Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 4 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 8 p.m. – J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein Saturday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, downtown Riverwalk 8 p.m. – Cotillion Grand Ball, Northfield Armory Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Church Service – Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield The up-to-17-member Dodworth Band takes its name and patterns itself after one of America’s first all-brass bands, the premier 19th century Dodworth Band of New York City. In the 1840’s, Belgian instrument maker Aldolphe Sax developed a family of bell up valved horns that inspired similar innovations in the US. Such horns were widely referred to as “saxhorns.” The Dodworth Saxhorn Band performs throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States and Canada, and at Greenfield Village of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Performances include parades, Victorian Civil War balls, historical re-enactments, living history events and vintage baseball games. The Dodworth Saxhorn Band provided three innings worth of music for Ken Burns’ popular Baseball series on PBS. Their library includes copies of music manuscripts and early arrangements from the Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as adaptations designed to suit the Band’s 19th-century instrumentation. These numbers span the early years of baseball from mid-19th century to the 1920s.
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Frontier Brigade Band
Formed: 2000 Focus: Portraying U.S. bands from a bygone era Home base: Colleyville, Texas Website: frontierbrigadeband.com Performances: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – Way Park Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Northfield 1 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Also known as Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band, this band from Texas performs mid-19th century brass music, including music from regimental bands and civilian bands. Its 25 members perform original music from the Civil War era and dress the part too, creating a scholarly authentic reproduction of the 19th century brass band experience.
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Formed: 1999 Carleton College Focus: An eclectic blend of hip-hop, jazz, funk and rock Home base: Chicago/New York Website: hypnoticbrassensemble.com Performance: Thursday, 8 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage HBE (or Hypnotic, or The Bros) is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble composed of eight sons of jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. Renowned for their ability to capture an audience with only horns and a drum set, Hypnotic has traveled the world doing just that. Their musical style is a combination of all the better parts of many different musical genres, ranging from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock. You can even find traces of Calypso and gypsy music in their eclectic blend of sound. Reared in the teachings of music since they were children, some of them as young as three years old, they grew up on the stage playing as the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble. They have performed with Mos Def, Prince, De La Soul, the Gorillaz and the B52s, among other artists, and their hit song “War” was featured in The Hunger Games movie. In many circles, theirs has been labeled the best live show and a definite must-see. Stam p
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Focus: An African-American shout band combining the styles of gospel and jazz Home base: Charlotte, North Carolina Website: Facebook.com/trombonegumbo Performance: Friday, 8 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Carr is one of the world’s premier soulful jazz trombonists. Also a composer and producer, he is the original recording artist of shout band music internationally, using such instrumentation as sousaphone, baritone, trombone, drums, trumpet and piano. His music adventure began at age six with a trumpet in the church band. Many instruments later, Carr took it to a professional level and formed The Tigers – a bona fide fresh sound in the music world. Carr has shared the stage and recorded with Ramsey Lewis, Wycliffe Gordon, Jonathan Butler, Vickie Winans, OutKast and Gladys Knight. Douglas Yeo, former bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, says, “Kenny Carr and The Tigers greet jaded ears with a hurricane of joy. This is music and music-making which cannot be simply ‘pegged’ into a single genre – it is neither jazz nor gospel. No, The Tigers transcend labels as they perform with one mind, heart and spirit.” If you missed the band’s performance at the 2010 Vintage Band Festival, don’t miss it this time!
Formed: 2004 Focus: Historic Civil War-era band music on authentic instruments Home base: Mt. Vernon, Illinois Website: independentsilverband.webs.com Performances: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. – Chatfield City Park, Chatfield, Minnesota Friday, 2:30 p.m. – Way Park 4 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center Saturday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, downtown Riverwalk 3 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 8 p.m. – performing as Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Brass (Dixieland), VFW Post 4393 Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church Service Northfield United Methodist Church From 1884 to 1889, the town of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, enjoyed the music of its own 10-man Independent Silver Band. The group played for town functions like balls, picnics, skating parties, and political rallies. Fast forward to 2004. William L. Reynolds, a music educator and long-time circus musician, achieved a lifelong dream by assembling the new Independent Silver Band to enlighten the public to American brass music of the 19th and early 20th centuries. During the festival, you can also hear the versatile band members perform as a Dixieland group called Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Brass. The band also performs Civil War music as the 48th Illinois Volunteers, modeled after an actual regiment from Southern Illinois.
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Kentucky Baroque Trumpets
Formed: 2005 Focus: Recreating the sound and styles of the Baroque trumpet Home base: Baltimore, Maryland Website: kybaroquetrumpets.com Performances: Thursday, 7 p.m. – First Lutheran Church, Red Wing, Minnesota ud Sponso Friday, 2 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center ro 5 p.m. – Odd Fellows Park Pavilion St. Olaf Saturday, 2 p.m. – Northfield Public Library College 5 p.m. – Archer House Riverfront Gazebo Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Church Service St. Dominic’s Catholic Church 3:30 p.m. – Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault, Minnesota Don Johnson was inspired to play the baroque trumpet in 2004 after attending the Historic Brass Society Festival. He introduced his friends to the instrument, and they formed a group dedicated to re-creating its sounds and styles, including signal calls, cavalry music, dance music, duets, solo music and trumpet with voice, which requires playing in different styles and tone colors. The band members also play modern instruments, and they dedicate part of their performance to educating the audience about the difference between the two types. The band’s Civil War band incarnation, President Lincoln’s Own, performed live in Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln and was selected to be in the National Geographic movie Killing Lincoln.
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Formed: 2003 Focus: Playing 19th-century band music on instruments built between 1870 and 1900 Home base: Maryland Website: nvcb.org Performances: Wednesday, 12 p.m. – Lunch, Listen and Learn, Contented Cow Pub Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – Way Park 7 p.m. – First Thursday Fun Fest, Cannon Falls, Minnesota Friday, 12 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center 2 p.m. – Northfield Central Park 5 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Saturday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, Downtown Riverwalk 4 p.m. – Odd Fellows Park Pavilion Sunday, 10 a.m. Church Service – St. John’s Lutheran Church The musicians of Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band are dedicated professional and semi-professional brass, reed and percussion players whose performance is as close to that of a late 19thcentury professional touring band as is possible today. Like bands from that era, the group ranges from six players to a full ensemble of 30. It usually tours with 17 reed, brass and percussion players. The band plays only music that would have been heard between the end of the Civil War and the advent of the Sousa Band in 1892, primarily dance music. Concerts feature the most popular examples of polkas, waltzes, quicksteps, schottisches and mazurkas, as well as the march.
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Cornet Family Lecture/Demonstration A range of period instruments and the works of Arban, Clarke, Boehm and other for the purpose of demonstrating the different characteristics of the instruments (from 1840 to today). Mark Ponzo holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music with the Performer’s Certificate. He is the Professor of Trumpet at Northern Illinois University, where he joined the faculty in 1990. He has been a featured soloist with The Music of the Baroque, Elgin Symphony, New Sousa Band, Southern Tier Symphony, Kishwaukee Symphony as well as the NIU Philharmonic, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. Performances: Friday, 2 p.m. – First United Church of Christ Sunday, 1 p.m. – Three Links More band bios starting on page 16
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Formed: 1990 Focus: Authentic Finnish social dance music and concert repertoire Home base: Minnesota Website: ameriikanpoijat.org Performances: Thursday, 2 p.m. – Bridge Square 4 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center Saturday, 3 p.m. – Northfield Hospital The brass septet Ameriikan Poijat (Boys of America) appears at ethnic festivals, regional tours, and music conferences, presenting authentic social dance music and concert repertoire. The band is composed of Finnish-American musicians and teachers from Minnesota and Michigan, and its repertoire is derived directly from original hand manuscript sources found among Finnish bands and archives. During the 1980s, group founder Paul Niemistö made contact with many Finnish brass players and discovered this relatively unknown musical tradition; he formed the group in 1990. Ameriikan Poijat has toured in Finland several times, most recently in 2013, and it has traveled widely in the United States and Canada.
Formed: 1985 Focus: Authentic Germanic festive music, similar to that performed by bands in German and Austrian villages Home base: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Website: musikmeisters.com Performance: Sunday, 12 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 4.p.m. – Northfield Senior Center Members of the Bavarian Musikmeisters hail from the Twin Cities and model themselves after traditional German village bands, lederhosen and all. The band’s 35 musicians perform authentic musical arrangements on a variety of brass and woodwind instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, trombone, tuba and percussion. They perform for numerous events in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and have performed at Germanic festivals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota, as well as at the German-American Mardi Gras Association annual meeting in Las Vegas.
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Ameriikan Poijat Finnish Brass Band
Formed: 2003 Focus: “Anything that fits in the twisted brass tubing” Home base: Minneapolis, Minnesota Website: brassmessengers.com Performance: Saturday, 8 p.m. Bridge Square Main Stage The Brass Messengers describe their music as “anything that fits in the twisted brass tubing, from originals to ‘covers’ from around the globe, as long as it makes a joyful noise.” The 11-member group started as a street band, playing Carribean and Balkan music at the annual Heart of the Beast Parade and Ceremony in Minneapolis. It now performs in a wide variety of circumstances – parades, children’s parties, activist events and concert halls. The Brass Messengers have appeared at numerous venues in the Twin Cities, including First Avenue, the Cedar Cultural Center, the Walker Art Center, the Fitzgerald Theater and the Minnesota State Fair.
Formed: 2006 Focus: 19th century dance music Home base: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Website: centurybrass.org Performance: Saturday, 12 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, Downtown Riverwalk 4:30 p.m. – Way Park The Century Brass Band can mold itself into a brass quintet or a group of ten brass players and three percussionists. The Century Band continues Minnesota’s great tradition of brass bands, a tradition established by groups like the Great Western Band of St. Paul, which was active as early as 1858. The band performs a wide variety of dance music from the 19th century, such as waltzes, polkas, schottisches, quicksteps, reels and quadrilles.
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The Copper Street Brass Quintet
Formed: 2007 Focus: A blend of musical styles that fuses electronic effects and brass Home base: Minneapolis, Minnesota Website: csbq.org Performance: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – Way Park 8 p.m. – Contented Cow Pub Saturday, 4 p.m. – Bridge Square 8 p.m. – J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 1st United Church of Christ 2 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center These five brilliant young musicians have style, substance and a flair for innovation, which has allowed them to transcend the brass quintet box and evolve into something fresh. The Copper Street Brass Quintet started in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2007 and settled down in Minneapolis in 2008. The group’s new tour program, “The Evolution of the Brass Quintet,” features music from Mozart to Dave Brubeck to Adele. Its blend of musical styles and fusion of electronic effects and brass has wowed audiences in communities across the country. Last season the quintet performed for 4,300 students in 25 schools.
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Formed: 2012 Home base: Northfield, Minnesota Performances: Friday, 7 p.m. – Northfield Arts Guild Theater Lawn Saturday, 7 p.m. – Northfield Arts Guild Theater Lawn Sunday, 1:30 p.m. – Northfield Arts Guild Theater Lawn This “rough and tumble outfit” can appear on any street corner during a summer event in Northfield and charm you with Dixieland, polka and ragtime.
Jack Brass Jazz Band
Formed: 1995 Focus: Classical and popular music Home base: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Website: dolcequintet.com Performances:
Formed: 1999 Focus: New Orleans-style jazz with added old-time blues, rock, hip-hop, pop, funk and reggae Home base: Minneapolis, Minnesota Website: jackbrassband.com Performance: Thursday, 7 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Jack Brass Band is distinguished as Minneapolis’ only New Orleans-style brass band. Combining jazz with blues, hip-hop, rock, pop, funk, and reggae, the band’s percussion and brass blends create an awe-inspiring sound. The band has garnered praise from legends such as Wynton Marsalis, who said, “If you like your gumbo spicy and your music hot, check out the Jack Brass Band!” Jack Brass has performed at numerous festivals, clubs and events and is known to bring audiences to their feet with its rich tradition and New Orleans groove.
Lake Wobegon® Brass Band
Focus: A blend of Jewish klezmer and American blues Home base: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Website: frozenchosen.com Performance: Saturday, 6 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage The crack Klezmerica is a riveting ensemble that combines the Jewish Klezmer tradition with American blues. Its music spans the scope of the Jewish tradition and masterfully blends it with marching tunes and jazz. The band has received rave reviews from a variety of critics and has performed across the United States and in Israel. Its instrumentation includes piano, drums, woodwinds, trumpet, violin, and bass; it’s a unique blend that is sure to be freshly received.
3:30 p.m. – Three Links Chapel 8 p.m. – The Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar This Twin Cities-based woodwind quintet performs at special events throughout Minnesota, including The Schubert Club Courtroom Concert series in St. Paul and the Munsinger/Clemens Gardens concert series in St. Cloud. It also plays classical and popular music for weddings, artists’ series, and charity benefits. The group has been featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s holiday sampler broadcast.
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Dolcé Wind Quintet
Formed: 1992 Focus: Traditional British brass band Home base: Anoka, Minnesota Website: lwbb.org Performances: Saturday, 11 a.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage (an event in conjunction with the Riverwalk Market Fair) 3:30 p.m. – Way Park The Lake Wobegon® Brass Band is a British-style Brass Band from Anoka. The British style is a tradition noted for its characteristic dark, mellow tone. The name “Wobegon®” comes from Garrison Keillor’s radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, and was allowed on the stipulation that the band perform at a picnic sometime for Keillor. The ensemble gives concerts throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas and has toured twice in Great Britain. e
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Formed: 1992 Focus: Performing a wide variety of popular band music Home base: St.Paul, Minnesota Website: lexhamarts.org/band/ Performances: Sunday, 1 p.m. – Northfield Central Park 3:30 p.m. – Way Park The Lex-Ham Community band is a volunteer ensemble made up of about 45 residents and students in the LexingtonHamline and surrounding neighborhoods of St. Paul. The band plays a wide variety of Sousa marches, show tunes, classical band, swing jazz and Dixieland arrangements. It performs between 15 and 20 concerts a year, appearing at area parks, band shells, nursing homes, neighborhood festivals and St. Paul Saints games.
Formed: 2003 Focus: Authentic mariachi music Home base: Minneapolis/ St.Paul, Minnesota Website: mitierramnonline.com Performance: Saturday, 7 p.m. Bridge Square Main Stage Mariachi Mi Tierra is the oldest mariachi ensemble in the Twin Cities. Rosalio Castro, who formed the group in 2003, has played a variety of Mexican styles of music since he was in his teens. The members of Mariachi Mi Tierra have brought a great number of regional favorites into the group’s repertoire. In addition to events in the local Mexican community, the band plays at schools, colleges, businesses, casinos, and festivals. The musicians wear traditional charro suits when it’s appropriate to the occasion. More band bios starting on page 22
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Minnesota State Band
Formed: 1898 Focus: Current popular and symphonic music, in the spirit of John Philip Sousa, for general audiences in a variety of concert settings Home base: St.Paul, Minnesota Website: minnesotastateband.org Performances: Sunday, 2 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 4:30 p.m. – Way Park The Minnesota State Band, the official band of the State of Minnesota and the only remaining state band in the United States, has existed since 1898. Its history is closely tied to state military traditions, as well as a tradition of touring; since 1986 it has participated in six concert tours of Europe. While international travel is important, the band believes its primary mission is to provide high quality music to Minnesota residents. It operates as a non-profit organization with an all-volunteer membership.
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1 Archer House 2 Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 3 Bethel Lutheran Church 4 Bridge Square 5 By All Means Graphics/Vintage Band Festival Headquaters 6 Contented Cow 7 Eagles Club 8 Emmaus Baptist Church 9 First United Church of Christ 10 Fourth Street Bridge 11 Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar 12 The Grand Event Center 13 Moravian Church 14 Northfield Armory 15 Northfield Arts Guild 16 Northfield Arts Guild Theater 17 Northfield Cemetery 18 Northfield Library 19 Northfield Hospital 20 Central Park 21 Northfield Retirement Community Chapel 22 Odd Fellows Park 23 Riverwalk 24 Riverside Park 25 J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein 26 St. Dominic Church 27 St. John’s Lutheran Church 28 St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 29 St. Olaf Old Main Green 30 Three Links Chapel 31 United Methodist Church 32 Veteran’s Memorial, Riverside Park 33 VFW 34 Way Park
New Prague Area Community Band
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Schell’s Hobo Band
Formed: 1985 Focus: Big brass bands of Germany and Austria Home base: New Ulm, Minnesota Performances: Saturday, 2 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center 5 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 8:30 p.m. – Eagles Club The Original New Ulm German Band keeps alive the great sounds of brass bands from Germany and Austria that visited New Ulm for Heritagefests in the past. The 15-member band also plays patriotic music. Several of its members are in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Formed: 1946 Focus: Circus-style music Home base: New Ulm, Minnesota Website: Facebook.com/ pages/Schell’s-Hobo-Band Performances: Thursday, 1-6 p.m. Schell’s Hobo Band and other ensembles will roam the streets of downtown Northfield 1:30 p.m. – Way Park 4 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage 7 p.m. – J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein The Schell’s Hobo Band got together in 1946 for the July 4th parade in Vernon Center, Minnesota, and it has continued to provide fantastic music for southern Minnesota since its formation. Sponsored by the August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, the band performs its circus-style music throughout the year at parades, concerts and parties. It was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 1995. e
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Focus: Entertaining music for the whole family Home base: New Prague, Minnesota Website: npacb.com Performances: Saturday, 10 a.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage (in conjunction with the Riverwalk Market Fair) 1:30 p.m. – St. Olaf College’s Old Main Field (music during vintage base ball game) 4 p.m. – Northfield Central Park The New Prague Area Community Band consists of community members ranging from teenagers to retirees. It plays a diverse selection of band repertoire, striving to entertain all sorts of audiences. Band members are an energetic group who believe that music is fun; they try to show that in their attitudes and in the songs they play at local events and area celebrations throughout the year.
Performance: Sunday, 7 p.m. The Grand Event Center Vaudeville: 1913 is a recreation of an authentic Vaudeville show of the early 20th century. The show features songs, dances, jokes, comedy skits, and “silent” films from the period. Sponsored by the Carleton College Music Department and the Vintage Band Festival, this show features songs sung by Mary Martz and Ben Allen, tap dancing by Lynn Deichert, a dog act by “Chester, the soccer-playing Yorkie,” and a feature film, Back Stage, starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. Many songs will be accompanied by original hand-painted illustrated song slides from the MarNan Collection in Minneapolis. The show also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Titanic, with an original newsreel of the event, and some nautical songs. The North Star Cinema Orchestra is an authentic 12-piece vaudeville chamber orchestra consisting of music faculty from Carleton. It is directed by Ron Rodman. *Limited reserved seating
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Formed: 1989 Focus: Traditional British-style brass band playing a broad variety of musical styles Home base: Red Wing, Minnesota Website: stbb.org Performances: Friday, 6 p.m. – Bridge Square 8 p.m. – Contented Cow Pub The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band was founded in 1989 as the resident performing ensemble at the newly restored turn-of-the-century T. B. Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing. The band is made up of cornets, trombones, tenor horns, euphoniums, tubas and percussion. In addition to its regular performances at the Sheldon Theatre, the band performs at a variety of venues throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and it has performed at many brass band festivals throughout the United States including NABBA Great American Brass Band Festival.
Formed: 2006 Focus: Traditional Swiss alphorn folk tunes in solo, duet and trio format Home base: Minneapolis, Minnesota Performances: Thursday, 1-6 p.m. The streets of downtown Northfield 3 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage Formerly known as Rocky Mountain Alphorn Trio, these artists play annual gigs at the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis and the Minnesota History Center. Watch for them roaming the streets during VBF 2013.
Sheldon Theatre Brass Band
Formed: 1993 Focus: Woodwind quintet music, as well as instrumental chamber music of all kinds Home base: Northfield and the Twin Cities, Minnesota Performances: Saturday, 12 p.m. – Northfield Retirement Center 2 p.m. – Three Links Chapel WindWorks is a Northfield and Twin Cities area professional woodwind quintet that was founded in 1993. The group’s goal is to promote woodwind quintet music, as well as instrumental chamber music of all kinds, by performing recitals throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, greater Minnesota and surrounding states. WindWorks was formerly known as The North Winds.
Focus: Versatility – from Motown and swing to rock n’ roll Home base: Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota Website: swing-and-a-miss.com Performances: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. – Way Park 3 p.m. – Bridge Square Main Stage
This Twin Cities-based group prides itself on its versatility. Swing and a Miss has a core group of four fun and funky musicians and adds up to ten others to play a variety of genres, ranging from Motown classics to vintage jazz and swing to rock n’ roll. The band often performs for weddings, parties and corporate events. er
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Thursday, May 1st
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Reflections on a Festival: A Cornucopia of Music by Joy Riggs When the sun rose on the first day of the 2010 Vintage Band Festival, I felt like I had arrived at the best church potluck dinner you could imagine. As I stared at tables filled with choice after tempting choice – an overwhelming array of bounty – I wondered: how could I possibly fit it all on my plate? So I did what I tend to do when presented with a buffet of riches – I helped myself to eye-catching items that I knew wouldn’t lost long, and then I kept making room and filling my plate until I couldn’t possibly eat another bite. And then I did it again the next day. And the next … until every crumb was gone. Here are some highlights from my plate in 2010: Day One: Our family had hosted two young Finnish women the night before, so I went to Bridge Square to hear them perform with the Helsinki Wind Band, and then stayed to hear a few more bands. I finished the evening on the patio of the Contented Cow, entranced by the sounds of the Copper Street Brass Quintet. But the entertainment wasn’t over! Kenny Carr and the Tigers showed up and performed a spontaneous concert under the stars – the perfect ending to a music-filled day.
Day Four: The hot and humid weather set the appropriate mood for the 1st Brigade Band concert I Me with my dad, William Riggs, and a cardboard attended with my older son, cutout of my bandmaster great-grandfather. a history buff. The band portrays an actual Wisconsin band that marched through the South during the Civil War. As I sat in the shade, it was easy to believe I’d been transported to 1860’s Georgia – except I had a bottle of water, and not a mint julep, in my hand. The band’s program was both informative and entertaining, and made me feel a greater connection to those who came before us.
The Independent Silver Band of Mt. Vernon, Ill., provides music at the vintage base ball game.
Day Two: Variety was the flavor of this day. The concerts I attended ranged in style from mariachi to Moravian polka to African American trombone shout music. I particularly enjoyed the concert by Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band. Its members play instruments built between 1870 and 1900, and their uniforms and Dan Woolpert of the 1st Brigade Band lets my son Sebastian hold a vintage horn. style of music were similar to what my great-grandfather G. Oliver Riggs and his Crookston (Minn.) Band wore and played around the turn of the last century. Day Three: The festival is all about the blend of old and new, and this was the day I met some musicians who share my interest in vintage music. My family attended the Battle of the Bands along the Riverwalk and took a picnic lunch to St. Olaf’s Old Main field
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to watch our first vintage base ball game. By the end of the day, I’d attended five performances plus the Vintage Dance at the ballroom.
When the sun set on the 2010 festival, I was left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I felt grateful to all the musicians who shared their talents and love of music, and I felt grateful for all the volunteer, community and business support that made the event possible.
Whether you’re here in 2013 for one or two concerts, or the entire festival, we are glad to make room for you at the table as we serve up another musical menu. Dig in, go back for seconds and thirds, and enjoy! Joy Riggs is the secretary of the Vintage Band Festival 2013 board. She’s also the great-granddaughter of pioneering Minnesota bandmaster G. Oliver Riggs and the mom of three budding musicians. Follow her VBF2013 experiences on her blog, mymusicalfamily. blogspot.com, or on Twitter, @RiggsJoy.
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The Historic Brass Society 28th Early Brass Festival! An international gathering of brass instrument musicologists, pedagogues, students, early music specialists and performers is taking place in Northfield in conjunction with the Vintage Band Festival 2013 under the auspices of the Historic Brass Society. The conference is open to the public, but registration is required for attendance. Registration is available at the Archer House conference room. For more information and schedule details, visit VBF headquarters at 17 Bridge Square, www.vintagebandfestival.org or www.historicbrass.org. Friday, August 2 Archer House Conference Room 9:30-10 a.m. – Bruce Gleason, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Horse-Mounted U.S. Cavalry and Artillery Bands in the Early Twentieth Century 10-10:30 a.m. – Paul Niemisto, St. Olaf College, Northfield Ralph Kenny Brass Instrument Maker, Minneapolis, Minnesota 10:30-11 a.m. – Paul Maybery, Savage, Editing 19th Century American Band Music: Revisiting the Works of John Philip Sousa 12 p.m. – Lunch Listen and Learn, Contented Cow Pub Jari Villanueva with the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band First United Church of Christ, 300 Union St. 2- 2:45 p.m. – Mark Ponzo, “The Cornet Family” Performance/ Demonstration with Dr. DeWayne Wee on piano Saturday, August 3 Archer House Conference Room 9-9:30 a.m. – Robert Stonestreet, University of Tasmania, Australia, Historical Developments in Writing for Low Horn: Today’s ‘Cor Basse’ Player
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9:30-10 a.m. – Petter Carlson, assisted by members of Medevi Brunnsorkester, Swedish Brass History: Medevei Brunnsorkester – 140 years of continuous tradition 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Dr. Scott Muntefering, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, John Philip Sousa and Karl L. King at the Mitchell (S.D.) Corn Palace Exposition (1904-1925) 10:45-11:15 a.m. – Joy Riggs, Northfield, The Real-Life Tale of a Pioneering Bandmaster Sunday, August 4 Archer House Conference Room 9-9:30 a.m. – Don Johnson, President Lincoln’s Own and Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Musical Style During the Civil War Era 9:30-10 a.m. – Anatoly Dudin, Moscow State University of Arts and Culture, Trends in Russian Orchestral and Ensemble Brass Performance 10:30-11 a.m. – Vasily Matveychuk, Moscow State University of Arts and Culture, Russian Military Brass History
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2013 Festival Schedule This schedule may need to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. Most concerts have a designated alternate site in case of inclement weather. Please check the VBF website (VintageBandFestival.org) or visit or call VBF headquarters (17 Bridge Square, 507-321-1250) for any updates. 7:30 p.m. Independent Silver Band, Chatfield City Park, Pre-Festival Wednesday, July 31 Chatfield, Minn. • 12 p.m. Lunch, Listen, and Learn #1: Newberry’s 8 p.m. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Bridge Square Victorian Cornet Band, Contented Cow Pub 8 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), 3 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Eagles Club Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 8 p.m. Copper Street Brass Quintet, Contented Cow Pub 7 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Grace Lutheran Church, Nerstrand, Minn. • 8 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), VFW Post 4393 8 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), Contented Cow Pub 8 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Day 2 Friday, August 2 J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein 12 p.m. Lunch, Listen, and Learn #3: 26th North Carolina Regimental Band, Contented Cow Pub Day 1 Thursday, August 1 12 p.m. Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band, Roaming the Northfield downtown all afternoon: Northfield Retirement Center Mattehorn Alphorns, Schell’s Hobo Band 12 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), 12 p.m. Lunch, Listen, and Learn #2: Oktetten Ehnstedts Northfield Hospital Eftr (Sweden), Contented Cow Pub 1 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Bridge Square 12 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), 1 p.m. Dodworth Saxhorn Band, Northfield Public Library Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 1:30 p.m. Schell’s Hobo Band, Way Park 1 p.m. Dolcé Wind Quintet, First United Church of Christ 2 p.m. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), 1 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), Northfield Hospital Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 2 p.m. Ameriikan Poijat Finnish Brass Band, 1:30 p.m. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), Way Park Bridge Square 2 p.m. 1st Brigade Band, Bridge Square 2:30 p.m. Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band, Way Park 2 p.m. Mark Ponzo and the Cornet Family, 3 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), First United Church of Christ Archer House Riverfront Gazebo 2 p.m. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band, 3 p.m. Matterhorn Alphorns, Bridge Square Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 3:30 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), 2 p.m. Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Way Park Northfield Retirement Center 4 p.m. Ameriikan Poijat Finnish Brass Band, Northfield 2 p.m. Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band, Retirement Center Northfield Central Park 4 p.m. Schell’s Hobo Band, Bridge Square 2:30 p.m. Independent Silver Band, Way Park 4:30 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Way Park 3 p.m. 26th North Carolina Regimental Band, 5 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Bridge Square Bridge Square 4 p.m. Dodworth Saxhorn Band, Bridge Square 5:30 p.m. Copper Street Brass Quintet, Way Park 4 p.m. Independent Silver Band, 6 p.m. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), Bridge Square Northfield Retirement Center 7 p.m. Schell’s Hobo Band, J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein 5 p.m. Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band, Bridge Square 7 p.m. Jack Brass Jazz Band, Bridge Square 5 p.m. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band, 7 p.m. Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Northfield Central Park First Lutheran Church, Red Wing, Minn. • 5 p.m. Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, 7 p.m. Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band, Odd Fellows Park Pavilion First Thursday Fun Fest, Cannon Falls, Minn. • 5:30 p.m. 1st Brigade Band, Way Park 7 p.m. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band, Central Park, Owatonna, Minn. • 6 p.m. Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, Bridge Square 7 p.m. Dodworth Saxhorn Band, 6:30 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Way Park Faribault Central Park, Faribault, Minn. • 7 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), Bridge Square
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Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), the B&L Bar, New Ulm, Minn. • Bridge Square Band Mini Concert, Northfield Arts Guild Theater (before Music Man) Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, Minn. • Kenny Carr and The Tigers, Bridge Square Dodworth Saxhorn Band, J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein Dolcé Wind Quintet, The Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Cowboy Band, VFW Post 4393 Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, Contented Cow Pub
Day 3 Saturday, August 3 10 a.m.
New Prague Area Community Band, Bridge Square (an event in conjunction with the Riverwalk Market Fair) 11 a.m. Lake Wobegon® Brass Band, Bridge Square (an event in conjunction with the Riverwalk Market Fair) 12 p.m. WindWorks Quintet, Northfield Retirement Center 12 p.m. Battle of the Bands, Downtown Riverwalk; six Civil War era brass bands stationed along the Cannon River Quay 1 p.m. Civil War Bands Massed Concert, conducted by Bandmaster Paul Maybery, Esq., Fourth Street Bridge 1:30 p.m. Vintage Base Ball Game, St. Olaf College’s Old Main Field, with music by New Prague Area Community Band 2 p.m. Lunch, Listen, and Learn #4: Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Contented Cow Pub 2 p.m. Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Northfield Public Library 2 p.m. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), Minnehaha Park Bandstand, Minneapolis • 2 p.m. WindWorks Quintet, Three Links Chapel 2 p.m. The Original New Ulm German Band, Northfield Retirement Center 2 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), Bridge Square 3 p.m. Ameriikan Poijat Finnish Brass Band, Northfield Hospital 3 p.m. Independent Silver Band, Bridge Square 3 p.m. 26th North Carolina Regimental Band, Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 3 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Minnesota Square Park, St. Peter, Minn. • 3:30 p.m. Lake Wobegon® Brass Band, Way Park 4 p.m. Copper Street Brass Quintet, Bridge Square 4 p.m. New Prague Area Community Band, Northfield Central Park
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Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band, Odd Fellows Park Pavilion Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Archer House Riverfront Gazebo Century Brass Band, Way Park The Original New Ulm German Band, Bridge Square Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Archer House Riverfront Gazebo Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, Kasota, Minn. • Frontier Brigade Band, Way Park 26th North Carolina Regimental Band, Civil War Memorial Sunset Concert, Northfield Cemetery Klezmerica, Bridge Square Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Way Park Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia, Minn. • Bridge Square Band Mini Concert, Northfield Arts Guild Theater (before Music Man) Mariachi Mi Tierra, Bridge Square Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), New Prague Area Community Center Jack Brass Jazz Band, Bridge Square The Original New Ulm German Band, Bridge Square Northfield Armory Cotillion Grand Ball, Dodworth Saxhorn Band; Mr. John Freeman, Esq. Dancing Master The Brass Messengers, Bridge Square Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Contented Cow Pub Copper Street Brass Quintet, J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Brass, VFW Post 4393 The Original New Ulm German Band, Eagles Club Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Patrick’s on 3rd, St. Peter, Minn. •
Day 4 Sunday, August 4 Church Service Appearances 8:30 a.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield, Dodworth Saxhorn Band, 8:30 a.m. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Northfield, Frontier Brigade Band 9 a.m. First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minn., Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden) • 9:30 a.m. Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, Minn., Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden) • 9:30 a.m. Emmaus Baptist Church, Northfield: Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany)
Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), August Schell Brewing Company Biergarten, New Ulm, Minn. • 3 p.m. Swing and a Miss, Bridge Square 3:30 p.m. Lex-Ham Community Band, Way Park 3:30 p.m. Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault, Minn. • 4 p.m. Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden), Bridge Square 4 p.m. Bavarian Musikmeisters, Northfield Senior Center This concert is a fundraiser for the Northfield Senior Center (1651 Jefferson Parkway) and will be followed by a Bavarian meal. This event is open to the public. Tickets $10. 4:30 p.m. Minnesota State Band, Way Park 7 p.m. North Star Cinema Orchestra Vaudeville Show, Grand Event Center 8 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Eagles Club 8 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Contented Cow Pub 8 p.m. Eine Kleine Dorfmusik Kapelle (Austria), J. Grundy’s Rueb’n’Stein
Day 5 Monday, August 5 – Post Festival 8 p.m.
Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Music at the Movies, John Burch Park, Cannon Falls, Minn. •
• These concerts are held in locations outside of Northfield.
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9:30 a.m. Northfield United Methodist Church, Northfield: Independent Silver Band 9:30 a.m. First United Church of Christ, Northfield: Copper Street Brass Quintet 10 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield: Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band 10:30 a.m. Main Street Moravian Church, Northfield: 26th North Carolina Regimental Band 10:30 a.m. St. Dominic Catholic Church, Northfield: Kentucky Baroque Trumpets 10:45 a.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield: Dodworth Saxhorn Band 12 p.m. Bavarian Musikmeisters, Bridge Square 12 p.m. Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany), Odd Fellows Park Pavilion 1 p.m. Mark Ponzo and the Cornet Family, Three Links 1 p.m. Frontier Brigade Band, Bridge Square 1 p.m. Lex-Ham Community Band, Northfield Central Park 1:30 p.m. Bridge Square Band Mini Concert, Northfield Arts Guild Theater (before Music Man) 1:30 p.m. Swing and a Miss, Way Park 2 p.m. Minnesota State Band, Bridge Square 2 p.m. Copper Street Brass Quintet, Northfield Retirement Center 2 p.m. 1st Brigade Band, Colvill Civil War Memorial Concert, Cannon Falls Cemetery, Cannon Falls, Minn. • 3 p.m. Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden), Memorial Park, New Prague, Minn. •
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Motown & Classic Hits
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Songs you love performed by a funky 5-piece with four lead vocals. Add horns and you’ve got an instant dance party!
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A sincere thank you from Festival Director Paul Niemisto. It is not too late to be a VBF supporter! See the enclosed envelope. Donations are needed even as the festival is in progress. New donors will be thanked and recognized later. VBF Board Of Directors Executive: Dan Bergeson – President (Fund-raising) Gary Wicks – Vice President (Transportation) Joy Riggs – Secretary (Printed Program Editor) Elizabeth Rowley – Officer (Satellite Concerts Coordinator) Paul Niemisto – Artistic Director (Fund-raising) Trustees/ Committee Heads: Debra Bjornard – Festival Week Volunteer Coordinator Lynn Ziegler – Souvenir Sales and Marketing Bill Szydlo – Stage Management Bill Thornton – Transportation Revae Nelson – Calendar Editor Claire Larson and Tom Rosenberg Festival Signs Phil and Joy Peterson Advertising Materials Distribution Suzie Nakasian Central Park Concerts Coordinator Matt Rohn Way Park Concerts Coordinator Ed Kuhlman – Odd Fellows Pavilion Concerts Coordinator Lois Stratmoen Donor Correspondent Scott Richardson Vintage Base Ball Coordinator Jan Stevens Cotillion Dance Coordinator Ron Rodman – North Star Cinema Vaudeville Coordinator
there would be no Vintage Band Festival. The success of the festivals in 2006 and 2010 built up a considerable appetite in the community to stage another festival. Many capable volunteers have come forward to make that possible. Two St. Olaf College Summer Research Interns, Mitch Evett and Ramsey Walker, have become the “eye of the storm” as they successfully coordinated the many elements of the festival. Listed below are the active participants who all should be proud of their efforts; thank them when you see them. We also extend our thanks to other volunteers who have come forward to help since we put together this program – we will acknowledge them later on our website. Festival Administrative Assistants (St Olaf CURI program) Ramsey Walker, ’14 Mitch Evett, ’14 Satellite Communities Coordinators: Mary Zard – New Prague Steve Dabelow – Cannon Falls Carmen Narveson – Chatfield Joel Raaen – Faribault Lynne Moratzka – Scandia Denny Warta – New Ulm Marilee Anderson – Red Wing Gerry Besser – Owatonna John Meyer – St. Peter Specialized Services Amy Acheson, Acheson Creative Media/Public Relations Rob Schanilec, By All Means Graphics Print Media/Program Teresa Tillson, By All Means Graphics Advertising Sales Kathy Bjerke – Bookkeeping Sean Hayford O’Leary Website Design Thomas Niemisto Audio Production Festival Partners Northfield Public Library, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield Historical Society, Minnesota Public Radio, NTV-Northfield Community Television, Friends of Way Park, Northfield Eastside Neighborhood Association, Friends of Central Park Donors and Contributors Foundation Support: Minnesota State Arts Board, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, 3-M Foundation, Miles Johnson Endowment, Arts Midwest Touring Fund (National Endowment for the Arts) Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation (for Medevi Brunnsorkester) Cooperating Churches: Northfield: Bethel Lutheran Church, Emmaus Baptist Church, First United Church of Christ, Main
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Corporate, Institutional, Business and Individual Donors: Founders Anonymous By All Means Graphics Canadian Pacific Railway Carleton College City of Northfield Contented Cow Pub & Chapati Community Resource Bank First National Bank of Northfield KYMN 1080 AM Radio MOM Brands Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Northfield News/Huckle Publishing Rotary Club of Northfield St. Olaf College Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CURI) VFW Eugene Truax Post 4393
John F. Hanson Karl and Dao Hella Hogan Bros. Acoustic Café Isaacson Implement Company of Nerstrand Douglas and Mary Jones Just Food Co-op Vicki Kanne Larson’s Fabric Printing Mandarin Garden James McBride Karen Meidt Neuger Communications Group Northfield Hospital Northfield Lines Northfield Retirement Community Northfield Senior Center Tim O’Connell Quality Bakery Mary Raney Rare Pair Joy Riggs Mary Rossing Schmidt Homes and Remodeling Schell’s Brewing Co. John and Lynne Severson John Sielaff Bernie Street Streitz Heating and Cooling William C. Talen Paul Tarabeck Three Links Molly Woehrlin Frank and Ann Wright
Sustainers Paul and Maribeth Beck Carl and Joan Behr Behr Farms Inc. Dan Bergeson Carlson Capital Management Judith Cederberg Rod and Deb Christensen Church of St. Dominic College City Beverage College City Sertoma Contented Cow Pub Cub Foods Mary Dunnewold EcoTrans Fireside Orchard Frandsen Bank and Trust Alice Hanson
Supporters Karen Achberger Amy Acheson Scott Bartell Judy Broske Bill Child Clifford and Grace Clark Thomas M. Clough Richard and Katherine Collman Keith and Judy Covey Ray and Ellen Cox Penny Cupp Ross and Sarah Currier Lee and Laurel Engquist Randall Ferguson Patricia Fick Margit Fredrickson Frank and Evie Gates
Street Moravian Church, Northfield United Methodist Church, St. Dominic Catholic Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Outside of Northfield: Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior in Faribault, Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, First Lutheran Church in Red Wing, First Lutheran Church in St Peter, Grace Lutheran Church in Nerstrand and St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls
Marvin Grundhoefer Jerry and Elizabeth Hankins George and Gretchen Hardgrove Elvin and Corrine Heiberg Laura Heiman Wilfred Heine Bill and Jane Horton Barbara Jenkins Kenneth and Carolyn Jennings Richard Kleber Craig Kridel Charles and Dianne Kyte Ken Latham Steve Meyer and Kari Nelson Greg Norman and Bonnie Flom Northfield Lions Club Dean Ostlie David Otterness Philip Peterson Karl Pratt Reese, Winter & Assoc. Otto and Laverne Reitz Dennis and Jane Rinehart Janice Roetzel Thomas M. Rosenberg James Schlichting Schmitz, Ophaug & Dowd LLP Jack and Pamela Schwandt Heather Scott Jan Stevens Noel and Lois Stratmoen Thomas and Bonnie Swanson Donald Sward The Graphic Mailbox The Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar Howard and Julie Thorsheim Kathleen Vang Gary and Elizabeth Wicks Celena and Arnold Witt Erica Zweifel
Friends John R. Benoit Benson & Langehough Funeral Home Bart De Malignon Jennifer Edwins Charlene Erickson-Knox Joe and Audrey Fennie Charles and Diane Fratzke Sam Gett Paula Granquist David and Patricia Halsor Marilyn Haugen Susan Hvistendahl Dick Jarvis Robert and Elaine Kadow Margaret Kelly George and Virginia Kinney Knechtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nurseries and Landscaping Gerhard Knutson Ruth Kruse Ed and Lois Langerak Ron Linde Monica Lynch Anne B. Mayer Lori and Abraham Middledorp Don and Bonnie Pavek Paul and Marilyn Raadt William Riggs Tripp Ryder Kris Vohs Edmund Youngquist
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
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Authentic Italian Food! Nightly Specials Wednesday-Saturday
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Muay Thai BINGO Kickboxing 12 noon-2pm Doors open at 3 Bikini Bike & Car Wash Fighting starts at 4 sponsored by Nerstrand Fire Department
Bean Bag Tournament at 6pm
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More Old-Time Enjoyments Vintage Base Ball • Saturday, 1:30 p.m. • St. Olaf College’s Old Main Field Come thrill to the crack of a bat and give it some ginger at a vintage base ball game – just leave the foul language at home – and look out for the daisy cutters! Watch Northfield’s own Silver Stars take on the Rochester Roosters – a re-creation of the actual 19th century hometown team, in historic costume and with the original rules that demanded, among other things, the highest manners from players and audience members alike. Truly America’s own sport, baseball began during the Civil War as young men looked to fill the interminable time between battles, and the game caught on like wildfire when soldiers brought it home with them after the war. Full of colorful language – a bat was called “a willow” and fans “cranks” – and rules that challenge the contemporary die-hard, the sport was played slowly and leisurely, to large and enthusiastic crowds. The New Prague Area Community Band will provide music for the event. Bring your lawn chairs, and don’t forget the peanuts and Cracker Jack!
Cotillion Grand Ball • Saturday, 8 p.m. • Northfield Armory What is music without dance? And what better way to compliment the old-time songs than with an evening devoted to the moves that were created for them? Do it in style – vintage style – at the Cotillion Grand Ball on Saturday night at the Northfield Armory. Beginning at 8 p.m. with a Grand March led by costumed members of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, a re-creation of one of America’s first all-brass bands, this authentic 19th century-styled evening will feature the talents of dancing master Mr. John Freeman, Esq. From polkas to contra dances, schottisches to reels and waltzes, the music will keep toes tapping and skirts whirling. Costumed groups from visiting bands and living history groups will provide ambience; come in vintage-style clothing and become part of the performance. For more information go to www.vintagebandfestal.org or stop by the VBF headquarters – 17 Bridge Square, Northfield.
Antique Band Instruments Exhibit • July 29-August 4 Northfield Historical Society In cooperation with the Northfield Historical Society, Vintage Band Festival 2013 presents an exhibit of antique band instruments in the Historical Society galleries. It will include instruments on loan from several local Northfield and Minnesota collectors, instruments of historical significance to Northfield band history, and several special instruments offered by VBF participants from all over the U.S. Admission is free to the public who are wearing VBF donor pins. Donations and pins can be transacted at the door.
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12 Noon – Lunch, Listen & Learn: Newberry’s Victornian Cornet Band (Maryland) 8pm – Eine Klein Dorfmusik Kalelle (Austria)
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12 Noon – Lunch, Listen & Learn: Oktetten Ehnstedts Eftr (Sweden) 8pm – Copper Street Brass Quintet (Minnesota)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
12 Noon – Lunch, Listen & Learn: 26th North Carolina Regimental Band (Maryland) 8pm – Sheldon Theatre Brass Band (Minnesota)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
12 Noon – Lunch, Listen & Learn, 8pm Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (Germany)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
8pm – Medevi Brunnsorkester (Sweden)
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Vintage Band Festival Commemoratives Available at VBF headquarters, 17 Bridge Square during business hours (see page 2).
T-shirts ���������������������������������������������$15 Bumper stickers ���������������������������������$1 Hats �������������������������������������������$15/$25 CDs of visiting bands ������������������������$15 Pins ���������������������������$25 min. donation A limited number of T-shirts, pins and posters from the 2010 festival will also be available for purchase.
Support Our Advertisers Basil’s Pizza ��������������������������������������������������������10 Bittersweet Cafe �������������������������������� inside cover Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival �����������������������40 Buff & Coat �������������������������������������������������������10 By All Means Graphics ��������������������������������������29 Carbone’s Pizza & Sports Bar �������������front cover Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery ��������������������2 Coldwell Banker South Metro ����������������������������3 The Contented Cow Pub/Chapati ��������������������38 The Copper Street Brass Quintet ���������������������26 Cornets & Pickaxes ���������������������������������������������9 Crossings at Carnegie ���������������������������������������14 Culver’s ���������������������������������������������� inside cover The Eclectic Goat ����������������������������������������������12 El Tequila �����������������������������������������������������������11 Faribault Woolen Mill Co ���������������������������������33 Randall Ferguson ������������������������������������������������7 Frandsen Bank & Trust ���������������������������������������9 Froggy Bottoms River Pub ����������������������������������1 Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café �������������������������25 Jan Stevens, Coldwell Banker South Metro �������2 Johnny Angels’ Eatery & Pub ����������������������������37 Just Food Co-op ����������������������� inside back cover Sid and Martha Kasper, Edina Realty ���������������32 Lake Wobegon® Brass Band �����������������������������36 Lotus Light ��������������������������������������������������������13
The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast ��������������������14 Mandarin Garden Restaurant ����������������������������2 Millstream Commons �������������� inside back cover Monkey See, Monkey Read �������������������������������35 Nest Midwest �����������������������������������������������������24 Northfield Arts Guild ������������������������������������������2 Northfield Covention and Visitor Bureau ������������������������������� back cover Northfield Hospital & Clinics ����������������������������9 Northfield Liquor Store ������������������������������������13 Northfield Metro Express ���������������������������������27 Northfield Senior Center ����������������������������������24 Northfield Yarn ��������������������������������������������������25 Paper Petalum ���������������������������������������������������24 Praire Pond Vineyard & Winery �������������������������9 Professional Pride Realty ����������������������������������15 Quality Bakery & Coffee Shop �������������������������13 Quarterback Club Family Restaurant ��������������19 The Rare Pair �����������������������������������������������������25 Joy Riggs, My Musical Family ���������������������������16 J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein ����������������������������������24 Schmidt Homes Remodeling ����������������������������11 Sheldon Theatre Brass Band �����������������������������28 The Sketchy Artist ���������������������������������������������23 Spring Creek Grill & Northfield Golf Club �����39 Swing and a Miss �����������������������������������������������33 Tandem Bagels ���������������������������������������������������24 Three Links ��������������������������������������������������������35
The Paradise Center For The Arts Presents
Free and open to the public
Blue CollAr BBQ & ArTs FesTivAl saturday, August 10th • 10am-11pm
Faribault’s Biggest Block Party! Central Avenue, Downtown Faribault visitfaribault.com
live Music, local BBQ Competition, Beer Garden, Food vendors, Home Brew Competition & Art Fair
40 2013 Vintage Band Festival Program
August 1-4, 2013
A Classic American River Town.