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Civil War Style Musicians to Host Concert, Lecture May 30

The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps, a historically authentic Civil War era musical group, will perform live music on May 30 at Fiddler’s Green Park in Springville.

The performance, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., will be followed at 7 p.m. by a lecture on Civil War music by the group down the street at the Lucy Bensley Center.

The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps consists of Jim Pace on the fife and Brian Seibel on the drum. The Buffalo-based duo formed in 2009 and has performed at parades, civic and patriotic events, memorials, funerals and more.

Pace is a retired music educator of 32 years and is an active professional musician, performing on a variety of instruments with various bands and orchestras in the Buffalo area. Seibel is a busy professional freehand percussionist with many decades in Civil War reenacting and musical research.

The event is part of a monthly series hosted on the last Wednesday of each month by the Western New York Civil War Society in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Fiddler’s Green Park is located at the corner of Franklin and North Buffalo streets in Springville and the Lucy Bensley Center is located down the street at 23 North Buffalo St. In case of rain, the performance and lecture will be held at Goddard Memorial Hall across the street from the park.

Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at (716)

957-2740 or the Lucy Bensley Center at (716) 592-0094.

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