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Music and Musket: The Role of Music in the American Civil War illustrates the vital role of music and the importance of musicians in the Union Army during one of the most pivotal episodes of American history, the Civil War. Bandleader and noted musical instrument collector Jeff Stockham
brings the sights and sounds of the conflict to your classes, using rare original instruments and artifacts from the 1861-1865 period to perform examples of

              • Interdisciplinary content combines Music and History

              • The presentation can be tailored to school or adult audiences

              • Program length: 35–50 minutes plus Q&A (one school period)

              • School program is BOCES reimbursable   

              • Teacher Reference Guide available

the bugle, drum, fife, and brass band music that was so essential to the everyday life of the Civil War soldier. This unique program lets your students experience the actual musical instruments and equipment as it would have been used during the war.

Larry Luttinger

CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

441 E. Washington St.

Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 479-5299

Jeff Stockham

Excelsior Cornet Band

209 Helen St.

Syracuse, NY 13203

(315) 478-8731

All contents Copyright © 2011-2017 Jeff Stockham. All Rights Reserved.
This site was last updated on 5/13/17

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Using rare original musical instruments and artifacts, together with a number of authentic reproduction items of equipment, Music And Musket brings the music and daily experiences of the Civil War soldier to life.

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