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Band of the California Battalion

Sunday, August 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
Free Concert on the Lawn

The musicians accurately portray a battalion band of the Union Army and will be performing the era's most rousing tunes on period instruments. A group such as this would have been expected to provide music for military formations, parades, dances, social events, and religious services, as well as during actual battles. A hearty meal and a good band were what kept Civil War Soldiers fighting, and many regiments owed their success to the motivation provided by these ensembles!

This is our last concert of the season. Picnicking in the historic gardens is permitted after 4:30 pm, when the gates open. For your own comfort, we suggest you bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking is limited to Virginia Road, so bicycles and carpooling are encouraged; shuttle service will be provided. Please, pets are not allowed.