The year was 1990, and that was the first year of the Great American Brass Band Festival. Started by George Foreman and Vince DiMartino, scenic Danville, with its history-steeped downtown and world-class Centre College, has hosted the festival all these many years.
The CKCB first participated in the festival in 2012, and this year marks its second invitation to the festival. The Great American Brass Band Festival is to a wind band what Valhalla is to a Viking!
Performances will be held in many locations, but CKCB will be on the Main Stage at Centre College at noon this Saturday, June 4. The Main Stage is bordered by West Walnut Street, West Main Street, and College Street. There is no charge for the concert.
The festival is way more than band concerts (which we love, of course). Food vendors will be pleased to ease hunger pangs, and kids will have plenty of activities to appeal to their creative sides. Check out a symposium, a gallery hop, a sophisticated tea, a balloon race, and…well you get the picture. There’ll be a lot going on!