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Nauvoo Brass Band plays for celebration

The Nauvoo Brass Band, reminiscent of the 1840s band, plays during Memorial Day commemoration.
The Nauvoo Brass Band, reminiscent of the 1840s band, plays during Memorial Day commemoration. Photo: Courtesy Illinois Nauvoo Mission

NAUVOO, Ill. — About 400 people gathered in the city park near the Nauvoo Temple to join in Nauvoo's first Memorial Day celebration on May 26. Highlighting the program was the newly formed Nauvoo Brass Band which was comprised of a few senior missionaries and the Young Performing Missionaries who perform during the summer months. It was reminiscent of the original 1840s band.

Nauvoo Mayor Tom Wilson addressed the audience. He was joined by the Rev. Dorothy Fellhauer, pastor of the Methodist Church, and Lee Ourth from the Community of Christ who conducted the services.

The Nauvoo Brass Band played anthems of the Armed Forces as well as other patriotic music. A wagon drawn by a team of horses carried the band through the streets.

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