Memphis Letter Carrier Band to perform in Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE TN (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015): The Memphis Letter Carrier Band has been performing nationally for over 100 years. On Sunday, September 27, at 3 p.m., the 20 piece brass band will be performing in Brownsville at the Delta Heritage Center. The band is one of the longest performing bands in the country.
John Robinson Love was born in Memphis in 1863. He grew up with a great interest in and talent for music. After joining the Postal Service, Love founded the Memphis Letter Carriers Band. The band was famous around the nation and often played for government functions and civic affairs.
The Memphis Letter Carrier Band still performs for the National Association of Letter Carriers conventions as well as local civic functions and charities. The band most recently performed for the National Association of Letters Carriers Convention in Philadelphia. They have also performed in locations such as Orlando, Chicago, Honolulu, Anaheim and Washington D.C.
The Sunday afternoon concert is free and open to the public. It will be held outside and attendees are invited to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for the event. For more information, contact the Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000 or online at www.westtnheritage.com.
CAPTION: The Memphis Letter Carrier Band is one of the longest performing bands in the country and has been in existence for more than 100 years. They will perform live on the lawn of the Delta Heritage Center this Sunday, September 27, at 3 p.m.
About the Center: The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds are Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. To learn more about the Center, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.