Ringgold Changes Location For Veteran's Day Concert Sunday

Friday, November 09, 2012

The city of Ringgold is moving its Veteran’s Day Celebration featuring the Jericho Brass, to the lawn of Ringgold City Hall at 150 Tennessee St. in Ringgold.

The free event is Sunday at 3 p.m. and is part of its annual Fall Festival of Flags. 

"Last year we had such a large turn out for the event that the Depot was full and with the initial interest shown in attending this year and the blessing of predicted good weather we decided to move to the lawn of Ringgold City Hall," said Dan Wright, city manager. "We will have 300 chairs set up on the lawn but feel free to bring your own lawn chair or seat cushion and enjoy the concert." 

Mr. Wright added that soft drinks and water will be available for sale at the event.

The Jericho Brass, a 28-piece traditional British-style brass band  will feature a patriotic performance directed by Frank Hale. 

The event is sponsored by the Ringgold Downtown Development Authority. 

“The Jericho Brass is an all-volunteer ensemble, Jericho Brass is made up of professional and college trained musicians from the Tri-State area,” said Jean Dickinson, Jericho Brass publicity coordinator. “The group performs regularly at civic functions, churches, schools and other public venues.” 

She said smaller outreach groups from the Jericho membership also perform at nursing homes, school assemblies, churches and libraries.

According to Ms. Dickinson, the instrumentation includes: cornets, flugelhorn, tenor horns, baritone horns, trombones, euphoniums, tubas and percussion.

“In addition to the traditional brass band literature, Jericho Brass performs marches, orchestral transcriptions, popular tunes, hymns, and sacred selections, as well as patriotic favorites,” she said. 

The band has performed all across the south, including concerts in Memphis, Greenville, S.C., Charleston, W.V., and Atlanta and two concert tours to England, performing in Huddersfield, Bournemouth, London and Dublin, Ireland.

The group is always looking for talented musicians to join in the fun. 

“Not all chairs in Jericho Brass are full,” she said. “We welcome competent brass and percussion players of reasonable experience to consider joining the band. The music is challenging and regular practice and attendance at weekly rehearsals is required. The musical awards are considerable and the fellowship among the members is warm and friendly.”

Jericho Brass is a member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.jerichobrassband.org

Ringgold’s Festival of Flags is displayed twice a year and honors the deceased veterans of Catoosa County. Each flag represents one county resident who has died that served in the military.

The local Veteran of Foreign Wars post started the flag tradition more than 30 years ago to honor veterans who have died. The project is now stewarded by Ringgold through the help of  volunteers from around the county.

For more information call  706.935-3061 visit www.cityofringgold.org.


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