Friday, October 23, 2009
Cemetery Stroll & Civil War Music
This Sunday, Oct. 25, Sunnyslope Cemetery on Rimpau in Corona, CA, will be the location for a "Cemetery Stroll" in which visitors will be educated by reenactors participating as deceased Civil War veterans, interred in that graveyard, describing their lives and experiences. Visitors are invited to this event between 2 and 4 pm. Donations are welcome.
Butch & I are honored to be included in this year's event and will entertain visitors at the conclusion of the stroll where refreshments will also be provided. We will be singing the songs of the soldiers and their families from that era. Among the songs that we will sing will be "Marching through Georgia," "Battle Cry of Freedom," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "Vacant Chair," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Tenting on the Old Campground," and more. We will also be playing the instrumental tune, "Ashokan Farewell," made famous in Ken Burns's Civil War series on PBS. Stop by to listen to the music as well as learn about Corona residents who served the country in the War between the States. (We will also have CDs available for sale.)