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Buffalo Silver Band to make Amp debut Sunday

Buffalo Silver Band to make Amp debut Sunday

At 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, the Buffalo Silver Band will take the Amphitheater stage for the first time. There are hundreds of brass bands around the world, but only one in western New York.

“If they haven’t had a chance to hear us, there aren’t other bands or orchestras around like ours to hear,” said Larry Thompson, a cornet player with the band.

Thompson has been playing with the band for more than 25 years, though the band has been active since 1915.

Chautauqua audience keeps Brass Band coming back to Amp

Chautauqua audience keeps Brass Band coming back to Amp

The term “Western Reserve” refers to a patch of land in northeast Ohio previously owned by the state of Connecticut in the 18th century. Members of the Brass Band of the Western Reserve picked that name over, say, “Brass Band of Akron,” to highlight the group’s diverse geographical makeup.

“It just seemed like a good name,” said band director Keith M. Wilkinson. “We didn’t want to pinpoint the name to any particular city, because that’s not the band.”