It has been nearly 150 years since General Lee and General Grant met at the Appomattox Court House, subsequently ending the great Civil War. Since then, remembrance of the great strife has been kept alive and reimagined by reenactors the country over, fighting mock battles, living camp life and resurrecting the culture and heritage of a bygone era. One of the preeminent Union reenactment bands, The Coates Brass Bands, who recreates the militarily service of the eastern Pennsylvania’s 47th Penn Volunteer Infantry Regiment, will be coming to South Florida for a concert steeped in history.
The infantry regiment’s brass band, which served in Florida in both Key West and Jacksonville, will make its triumphant return to Sunshine State when it comes to the Eissey Campus Theatre for a concert of period music while bedecked in authentic uniforms. Joined by the New Gardens Band, the concert is as much a history lesson as it is escapism.