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  Festival Event

Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival

 
2010 Festival band
At an evening concert
2010 at Eureka
2010 - the ladies
2010 musicians
 

Event Dates: August 16, 2013 - August 18, 2013

Description of Event

For 30 years, the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band has brought musicians from all over the United States and some from other countries to meet on the third weekend of August in Silverton, Colorado. The music comes from turn of the century music from the Golden Age of Brass Bands.  Music by composers such as Sousa and Fillmore is featured. As you watch and listen, you will be transported back to another time, before the "war to end all wars," a simpler time. A time when the pace of life was much slower and a band concert in the evening was a big event.  A time when people could sit on their porch and watch the world go by.

Concert times are:
Friday at 7 p.m
Saturday at noon and 7 p.m.
Sunday at noon for the farewell concert 

All the concerts are held at the Silverton School Gymnasium in Silverton, Colorado. All the concerts are free.

For more information call 970 387-5759  Or e-mail skurtz3824@aol.com 
Hope you can join us!

 

Admission Fee (if any): None

Ages Festival is Appropriate For: All ages

 ADA Accessibility Notes
Drive up, drop off access for those with special needs. Some close up handicapped parking.
 
 Pet Friendly Notes
No dogs allowed - strictly enforced
 

For More Information, Contact:

Sue Kurtz

skurtz3824@aol.com
P.O. Box 711, Silverton, CO 81433
970 387-5759
 

Paul Niemisto wrote on August 16, 2013: The 2013 concerts are being held in the Silverton School "Auditorium". Great acoustics, no need for an umbrella. This is the 35th year of this amazing well kept cultural secret. Shhhh, Just come!

Susann wrote on July 26, 2012: We literally stumbled upon this event 20yrs ago. Now we camp and attend all the concerts for a fun weekend. The music is fantastic, the skits are lively, and very entertaining. Attendance has grown over the years, I highly recommend you bring chairs or blanket to sit on if you don't get a seat in the tent. And don't forget your rain gear!!

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Latitude: 37.810902800
Longitude: -107.658290900
Elevation: 9311 FT (2838 M)
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