Posted by: TC Maurice | October 5, 2017

Meeting Announcement

When: October 11th

Where:   La Navona, 154 North Hamilton Road. Gahanna Ohio 43230

Time:  7pm

Speaker/Performer:  Steve Ball

Topic:  Civil War Music

  Steve Ball is a musician from Columbus Ohio specializing in the music of the American Civil War, and the music and life of Stephen Foster. Steve has studied the American Civil War since his teens, and has devoted the past twenty years to studying the music of this era in American history. Steve has done programs for the Ohio Statehouse, the National Civil War Museum, the American Civil War Museum of Ohio, and countless historical societies, genealogical societies, libraries, museums, Civil War Round Tables and other historical venues such as re-enactments or living history programs.
He has released two CD’s of the music of the Civil War and is currently working on a CDdownload of Stephen Foster tunes. Steve has been an instructor for Life Long Learning through Central Ohio Technical College. He also provides the music for the annual Springfield Ohio Civil War Symposium, and is the narrator for the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Brass Band. He is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust. He has participated in the annual Windham New York Civil War Music Gathering, and the Gettysburg Music Muster at the Gettysburg Military Park visitor center.

This presentation features tunes starting in the mid 1850’s that would become important regarding the climate of the country before the war began in 1861. As the presentation unfolds, there will be patriotic songs cherished by both sides, a sing along, and finally tunes that reflected the oss and melancholy the war would produce. The history and influence of each tune is shared, as well as the progress of the war itself.
Approximately 55 minutes.

Presidents Message

Steve Ball Civil War Music

Honor Our Legacy

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