Patriotic Pops Concert: Heroes of the Ages
Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Saxtons Cornet Band will recreate an historically accurate concert experience from the mid-nineteenth century, complete with dramatic readings, period humor, authentic uniforms and entertaining music! You will hear the sounds and see the appearance of brass bands that existed during the antebellum and Civil War eras.
The original Saxtons Cornet Band was organized in the late 1850s by Henry Augustus Saxton in Lexington, Kentucky, and became very popular in both the surrounding areas and the eastern states.
The FSO Chorale will be included in the concert, performing Peter Willhouskys dramatic arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Howard Hansons energetic Song of Democracy, based on a text by American poet Walt Whitman.