The Olympia Brass Band and The Young Olympia Brass Band

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    Roll out the Barrel (Beer Barrel Polka)The Olympia Brass Band and The Young Olympia Brass Band
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    Explanation of a Funeral ProcessionThe Olympia Brass Band and The Young Olympia Brass Band
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    Medley: Flee As A Bird / Nearer My God To Thee / Pleyel's HymnThe Olympia Brass Band and The Young Olympia Brass Band
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        No relation to the Olympia Orchestra (Freddie Keppard's band of 1906-1914), the Olympia Brass Band was founded in 1958 by altoist Harold Dejan. Although the group (which often played at parades and parties) always had plenty of spirit, its so-so musicianship resulted in some very erratic music, with the ensembles often being out of tune. Usually the band consisted of three trumpets, two trombones, two saxes, clarinet, tuba or sousaphone, snare drum, and bass drum. Among its more... Read more

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