The Americus Brass Band

The Americus Brass Band was founded in 1976 by a group of music students at California State University, Long Beach. Originally attracted to Civil War reenacting, the band’s founders sought authenticity in dress and instrumentation as well as music. With the help of several Civil War historians and collectors, a full complement of authentic period instruments was acquired and a large library of original music was secured. Our goal is to provide a total "living history" experience for band musicians and audiences alike by creating an accurate reproduction of a Civil War era brass band.
The Americus Brass Band is probably best known for its work in Hollywood where it has recorded source-music for, and/or appeared on-screen in well over a dozen major motion pictures and television shows. The movies include Glory, Gettysburg, Geronimo: An American Legend, and Hidalgo. In addition, the band has worked on the IMAX movie Alamo: The Price Of Freedom, the television shows The North and the South (ABC), Tad, Mary Todd, and The Wild West (all in syndication), Once Upon A Texas Train (CBS), Son of the Morning Star (NBC), and several episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (CBS).


The Americus Brass Band Discography Tracks


DCD 126 The Americus Brass Band - Music Of The Civil War album art The Americus Brass Band Music Of The Civil War(CD, Album) Summit Records (3) DCD 126 US 1991 Sell This Version