This concert is a concert/lecture performance of music from the Civil War era of the United States played by an ensemble comprised of a Brass Quintet, Percussion, Piano and Vocalist. The pianist, Allan Mueller, has researched and arranged all the music for this performance. As well as the performance of these pieces, there will be a description of each piece focusing on its historical relevancy. The ensemble will also feature two musicians with direct connection to Assumption College. The vocalist will be tenor Ray Bawens, '82 and Bruce Hopkins, the Band Director of the Assumption College Band.