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183 days
12 hours
53 minutes
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08 Jul

River City Brass

200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064 (Mt. Gretna Playhouse) 7:30 pm

Pittsburgh’s own River City Brass

Celebrate Mt. Gretna’s 125th anniversary with a summer brass band concert straight from the 1890s.  We’ll revisit the dawn of American pop, when cakewalks, two-steps, and Sousa marches made every toe tap!



America’s only full time brass band, River City Brass has been touring since its creation in 1981.   Pittsburgh’s own River City Brass has appeared at venues including New York’s Chautauqua Institution and Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts and has appeared on The Today Show and NPR’s Performance Today. Internationally, RCB tours regularly, most recently in Italy last summer.



John Philip Sousa, Marching with Sousa, arr. Langford

Henry Fillmore, Lassus Trombone, arr. Livett

John Walter Bratton, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, arr. Livett

Traditional, A Journey through America, arr. Barry

Simone Mantua, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, arr. Green

Scott Joplin, Elite Syncopations, arr. Livett

Edward Hoffman, Fort Pitt March, arr. Green

Lew Pollack, That’s a Plenty, arr. Livett

Harold L. Walters, Instant Concert, arr. Livett

Albert von Tilzer, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, arr. Livett

Quentin Ashlyn, The Sousaphone, arr. Green

George M. Cohan, Salute to Cohan, arr. Evans

Irving Berlin, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, arr. Livett

Irving Berlin, God Bless America, arr. Green

Traditional, The Armed Forces Salute, arr. Bulla

Traditional, When the Saints Go Marching In, arr. Freeh

About Music at Gretna

Gretna Music has filled the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with music since 1976. At the core of our mission is the great stream of Western music that began a millennium ago in Europe and gathered force as musicians from all countries and continents joined the flow through centuries. Among humanity's greatest achievements, that music has become a universal means of communication that can be enhanced by expressive and creative performance. We try to be courageous explorers of our vast musical universe.
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