St. Paul Lutheran to Host 1st Brigade Band

St. Paul Evangelical Church will be hosting the 1st Brigade Band of Watertown on Aug. 10 as part of their 125 year anniversary .

On Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m., St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church will host the 1st Brigade Band of Watertown, in Commons Park as part of its 125th Anniversary Celebration. The pastors and members of St. Paul cordially invite all in the community to join them and see the band “Make History Live” while performing period brass band music on antique instruments, dressed in era uniforms and gowns. The 1st Brigade Band pays homage to the 18 men from the Brodhead Brass Band that enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, under the command of General William T. Sherman, as the band of the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 15th Army Corps.

In addition to the concert, St. Paul will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with an outdoor church service on Sunday, Sept. 23, on the church grounds. The community is invited to join the congregation in this celebration as well. This special celebration service will include a message from Pastor Jonathan Bauer who grew up as a member of St. Paul and is the founding pastor of Good News Lutheran Church in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Good News is one of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s (WELS) home mission churches and will receive monetary support from St. Paul as part of its anniversary celebration.

St. Paul will also mark its anniversary by supporting national and global mission work. The congregation will sponsor and send five of its members to the WELS’s Apache Mission located in eastern Arizona on the White Mountain and San Carlos Apache Reservations to assist in building projects and join in the Apache Mission’s Celebration of their 125 year history. St. Paul will also send monetary support to two mission churches in India who built their facilities the same time St. Paul built its current facilities to celebrate 125 years of blessings as a congregation.

For more information on St. Paul’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations or the church itself, please contact Pastor Bruce McKenney by phone at 920-648-2918 or by email at

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