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About Gettysburg 150 Concerts

The Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address represent two of the most significant milestones in American history. One changed the course of America’s bloodiest conflict – when the fighting ended, the brutal three-day battle left behind more than 51,000 killed, wounded, captured, or missing – the other encapsulated the significance of American democracy and paved the way for reconciliation and healing. Music Celebrations International (MCI) provides unique performance and educational opportunities to performing groups around the globe. MCI is an exclusive licensee with Gettysburg 150. The aim of Gettysburg 150 and MCI is to invite performance ensembles from every corner of the United States to participate in ceremonies marking the anniversary, and to conduct commemorative performances at the battlefield site where so many Americans lost their lives, and where Lincoln’s immortal words became enshrined in history.

Gettysburg Address event marks 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s historic speech

Article courtesy of Washingtonpost.com, Published November 19, 2013 GETTYSBURG, Pa. — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, thousands gathered Tuesday, historians and … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on display

Article courtesy of USA Today, Published March 22, 2013 A rare copy of the greatest presidential speech is back on public display. One of five known manuscript drafts of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address will be shown at the Library … Continue reading

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Commemorating the 149th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his carefully concise yet striking speech for the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Following the horrific loss of life at the Battle of Gettysburg in early July 1863, … Continue reading

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A shocking day, 150 years later

The first significant conflict of the Civil War on Northern Soil occurred 150 years ago today near Sharpsburg, Maryland.  The result: An infamous, bloody engagement resulting in over 12,000 total casualties for the Union, and over 10,000 for the Confederacy.  … Continue reading

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The Second Battle of Bull Run

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Second Battle of Bull Run – also known as the Battle of Manassas.  The battle was a resounding victory for Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Major General Stonewall Jackson. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg on this 149th anniversary

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end, and in its wake were over 57,000 Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or missing – making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. President … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Battlefield Monuments

The Gettysburg National Military Park is replete with over 1,300 monuments designed to remember virtually every brigade and regiment that participated in the engagement, as well as markers that commemorate individuals and whole states worth of fighters.  We came across … Continue reading

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New performance opportunities for music ensembles that participate in the Gettysburg 150 Anniversary

We are pleased to announce new performance and commemoration options for music ensembles that participate in the Gettysburg 150 Anniversary.  More to come!

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150 Years Of ‘Taps’

Article courtesy of: NPR, Published May 18, 2012 This Saturday, 200 buglers will assemble at Arlington National Cemetery to begin playing “Taps,” a call written 150 years ago this year. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva, a bugle player, says he … Continue reading

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US Postal Service releases new Civil War stamps marking 1862 battles at New Orleans, Antietam

Article courtesy of: Washingtonpost.com, Published April 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is releasing two new stamps paying tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, specifically the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Antietam. The … Continue reading

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