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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • History of local brass bands to be discussed

  • Following its 2013 theme, “Historic Pastimes”, the Equinunk Historical Society will present a program on the once extremely popular Brass Bands of NE Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 27th, at 1 p.m.
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  • Following its 2013 theme, "Historic Pastimes", the Equinunk Historical Society will present a program on the once extremely popular Brass Bands of NE Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 27th, at 1 p.m.
    The presenter, Honesdale native, Dr. Kenneth Kreitner, is a graduate of Bucknell, Ohio State, and Duke, where he finished a PhD in musicology in 1990. Since then he has been at the University of Memphis; currently he is Benjamin W. Rawlins Professor of Musicology and Associate Director for Graduate Studies, and directs the early music ensemble.
    His book Discoursing Sweet Music: Town Bands and Community Life in Turn-of-the-Century Pennsylvania, published by the University of Illinois Press in 1990, tells the story of the brass bands in Wayne County between 1897 and 1901—including the short-lived but glorious Equinunk Band. Did you know that Equinunk once had a thriving brass band? It was news to this writer too.
    The doors to the Calder Museum and the Calder Corner Gift Shop will open at noon. EHS is located at 1972 Pine Mill Rd., at the corner of Route 191 and Pine Mill Rd. in the heart of Equinunk. Call 570-224-6722 for information or go to the website, www.equinunkhistory.org

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