June 14, 2007
Dear Editor, The Great American Brass Band Festival has just completed another successful weekend of presenting world-class brass band music to thousands of visitors and guests from across the country and the world. The festival could not have completed its 18th year without our sponsors, our volunteers and our local communities. These people all assist in making the festival enjoyable for our visitors and our performers. With the support of our sponsors, we are able to keep this event free to the public, giving everyone access to world-class music and performers.
June 2, 2005
The Great American Brass Band Festival marketplace is open in the old Save-A-Lot location on Main Street, next to city hall. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to the 2005 souvenirs, past posters, T-shirts and other items are available. Picnic tables available Tables still are available for the festival picnic June 11. Tables are located in front of the stage and on the hill by Old Centre. Cost is $150 for the tables that seat eight.
June 5, 2007
Tables for The Great American Brass Band Festival picnic on Saturday are still available. Each table costs $150 and seats eight people. Call Pat Liebschutz at (859) 236-7000 or (859) 516-4600.
June 8, 2012
Ruth Fredericksen drove 17 straight hours from just outside Austin, Texas, to attend the annual Chataugua Tea on Thursday afternoon the Presbyterian Church of Danville. She arrived just in time to slide into a chair saved for her by her sisters, Rita Walker and Kay Berggren. Fredericksen was in town visiting Berggren and plans to continue on to Wisconsin where she summers with Walker. Walker had driven in from Wisconsin earlier in the week to visit Berggren. Berggren lives in Danville.
June 11, 2011
The sun was shining and the skies were clear Saturday morning for the 22nd annual Great American Brass Band Festival parade. The warm, dry weather was a nice change of pace from previous parades, said Danville resident Linda Knight. “We always manage to have a little bit of rain or excitement with thunderstorms,” she said. “But people just go put on their ponchos and keep listening.” Knight would know. She has been to every one of the brass band festivals, but she said that even the rainy years were great experiences.
May 11, 2004
Big Valley Coffee Company's custom blend, Brass Band Festival Blend, is available only at the store at 975 Hustonville Road. It is available through June 15 or while supplies last. The location that the coffee was available and date were incorrect in a Wednesday item. The coffee again is being sold as a fund-raiser to support the Great American Brass Band Festival. The blend is Central and South American coffees in a multi-stage roast. It is available in regular or Swiss water process decaffeinated, and whole bean or ground.
June 8, 2006
Great American Brass Band Festival poster artist Paul Sirimongkhon will sign his work from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday during the Gallery Hop. He will be on the second floor of the Community Arts Center. Signed posters will be limited to 50 and will be sold for $35. They also will be available for purchase at the Festival Market Place on Saturday and Sunday. Unsigned posters will be available at both places.
June 16, 2006
Dear Editor, Once again I would like to thank everyone who was connected with the Great American Brass Band Festival for their contribution to a wonderful weekend of first class entertainment. It really was terrific. The groups that entertained us were class acts, and we enjoyed them all. The Sunday morning worship service, the speakers, the music and the weather were perfect! So thank you again, everyone, from our deserving Hall of Famer to the cleanup committee. We had a ball.
June 8, 2005
When you picnic with artists, expect the experience to be a combination of palette and palate. Suzanne Farmer has played with this theme in creating the menu for the picnic table her family will share at Saturday's Great American Brass Band Festival. Her father-in-law, David Farmer, initiated the project. "When David said he wanted to do a table, I knew I'd end up doing the cooking and decorating, but I wanted to do something to represent him," says Suzanne, who will be joined by her husband, Brian, their daughter, Sofia, her mother-in-law, Carrie, and some friends.
June 14, 2004
Each year, music brings Vince DiMartino and Rich Illman together at the Great American Brass Band Festival. Just like it always has. The two have been playing trumpet together ever since they met at the University of Kentucky in 1972, when Illman was one of DiMartino's first students. "He's a very close friend," DiMartino said of Illman. "We grew up in music together. " The relationship began as student-teacher between the music senior Illman, then 22, and first-year teacher DiMartino, then 23, but it quickly became a friendship inside and outside of the classroom.