Independent Scholars to host Jerry Miller


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Posted Online: Aug. 28, 2013, 1:50 pm
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Press release submitted by Narveen Aryaputri


"The Ebb and flow of brass bands along the Mississippi River in the Quad City area" will be presented at 7 p.m. September 19 by Jerry Miller at the Independent Scholars Evening at the Moline Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave., Moline.

The Quad City area has a long history of brass bands starting with the first settlers in our area. The tradition of brass bands grew with companies such as John Deere sponsoring brass bands. Today the tradition continues with the Big River Brass Band.

Jerry Miller will lead a discussion of brass bands in our area at the Moline Club on September 19,2013.

Jerry Miller and his wife Phyllis Miller live in Moline . Jerry attended the Moline schools and graduated in 1965. He has played in many area bands and orchestras as a trumpet player. Jerry's wife Phyllis also plays trumpet and is a music educator in public and private schools and gives private music lessons in various area locations. Jerry is a co-founder of the Big River brass Band.

Dress code: business casual
Refreshments will be served

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd a 501(c)3 organization since 1996 under US laws at State and Federal level.

















 



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