Taking a turn at the trumpet

Tessa Strauss, at right, tries playing the trumpet at the brass instrument petting zoo during the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival on Saturday at Seimary Ridge. Isaac Hawkins, an elementary music teacher, holds the trumpet while Tessa’s sister, Anna, waits her turn. Above, the Spires Brass Band performed on the main stage at the seminary during the festival. Numerous bands from several states played on the main stage during the outdoor festivities at the Lutheran seminary. An assortment of events were held throughout the county as part of the annual brass band festival. The brass band festival is a nonprofit entity supported through donations.

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