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Patriotic tunes on tap at festival
The original First Brigade Band was a regiment of Brodhead men who played for the troops throughout the Civil War. (Photo supplied)
BRODHEAD - The First Brigade Band is ready to offer tradition and showmanship at this year's Covered Bridge Days, which begins Friday in Brodhead. The First Brigade Band will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the festival. Bandmaster Jon Condon said his crew of volunteer musicians will play several pieces of music composed in the Civil War era.