Jericho Brass Band Opens 17th Season Sept. 28

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Jericho Brass Band, under the direction of Frank Hale, will open its 17th season of Brass Band music in the Chattanooga area at Crosspath at East Ridge, 4201 Ringgold Road, on Sunday, Sept. 28. 

The concert will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature a mixture of marches, sacred hymns, solos and standard brass band literature.  

The concert is free and family friendly.


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