By Ralph Derickson
12-piece Saxton's Cornet Band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 21, in the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital
Hall. Tickets can be reserved by calling (859) 257-4929.
17, 2001 (Lexington. Ky.) --
Cornet Band, a brass instrument group that plays music
reminiscent of the American Civil War era, will perform
at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Singletary Center
for the Arts Recital Hall.
are $10, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students
and can be reserved by calling the Singletary Ticket
Office at (859) 257-4929.
12-piece Saxton's Cornet Band is the first performance
in the Singletary's 2001-2002 Kentucky Artist Series.
The band will perform marches, dance music patriotic
tunes and operatic songs. Saxton's band includes a
new type of brass horn invented about 1850 by Adolph
Sax and was the mainstay of brassbands popular during
the Civil War.
who devised a whole new genre of brass horns, made
a set of musical instruments that had keys or valves
that, in effect, changed the length of the horn at
he player's wish, thus allowing performers to play
any note in the instrument's range. These new musical
instruments were called saxhorns (Sax also invented
bands -- in the army or in civilian life -- were organized
like choirs of singers. Little cornets were the sopranos.
They played the high notes and usually carried the
melody. Alto, tenor and baritone horns played harmony
and rhythm parts. The basses and tubas provided the
low notes beating the rhythm. .