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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Exhibition Celebration: The Charles W. Dickerson Fife, Drum & Bugle Corps

The story of an extraordinary New Rochelle group, which was formed from a segregated African-American boy scout troop and became one of America’s leading fife, drum and bugle field corps, will be featured in this exhibit. Images, sounds, and artifacts will trace the Charles W. Dickerson Fife, Drum & Bugle Corps’ origins, members, and its award-winning role on a national level. Lumen Winter Gallery. On Sunday, February 23, 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm: An Exhibit Reception in the Gallery will follow the  Harlem Blues & Jazz Quartet performance. 

Before the Exhibit Reception, please join us for a fabulous tribute to another legendary group of musicians! Founded in 1973 by King Oliver’s trombonist/blues singer Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band has is comprised of significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period. This “National Treasure” is one of the most authentic Swing Bands playing today. Seating will be on a first-come, firstserved basis, with a suggested donation of $2.00. The Concert is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.

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