The Jericho Brass represents Chattanooga and invites music lovers to attend its free concert. The band will be performing the closing concert of their 14th season at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 North Moore Road, Chattanooga, on Sunday, July 15, at 3:00 p.m.
The Jericho Brass is made up of dedicated brass and percussion musicians from every walk of life who spend two hours every Monday night, “for the rest of their lives”, in rehearsal at The Salvation Army Citadel on North Moore Road under the baton of Frank Hale and Associate Director Daniel A. Bowles.
The band's commitment and dedication is best represented by the people who commute from Atlanta and Conyers, Ga., every Monday and for numerous concerts each season.
Brass bands were very popular before and during the turn of the century. Every business or large company had a band. Even the Chattanooga Post Office had a band. Then came the radio and movies.
In the past 10 years brass bands have begun to sprout up all over the U.S. There is a National Brass Band Competition held yearly by NABBA, the North America Brass Band Association and, of course, The Salvation Army uses brass bands in all their church services world wide.
The band will premier a new composition by Mr. Bowles, “Almighty Power” and later in the program join organist, Bruce Clark, in performing “Crown Imperial.” The evening will be filled with a mixture of marches, sacred and some pop.