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Trail Dust: Community bands part of Santa Fe tradition

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MARC SIMMONS

Trail Dust

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:03 am, Sat Apr 19, 2014.

The history of marching bands in Santa Fe is a distinguished one, but it is scarcely known to today’s residents. Many people would no doubt be surprised to learn of the city’s long tradition of public music.

This tradition was launched by the brass military band attached to the Army troop at Fort Marcy. Beginning in the 1850s and continuing for several decades, it provided free summer concerts on the Plaza.

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