Dodworth Saxhorn Band

“Living History” Dodworth Saxhorn Band to Perform at Lake Superior State University on March 30, 2022

Dodworth Saxhorn Band


The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, based in Ann Arbor, MI, is living history, with musicians performing on authentic brass and percussion instruments made in the 1800s. Their performances delight audiences with authentic interpretations of middle-19th century American music for 21st century appreciation.

The band doesn’t just perform concerts; it brings the past to life through story and song. Their well-researched, historical vignettes explore life in the mid-19th century, pairing music with story to bring history to life. Subjects include the temperance movement, women’s suffrage, the Civil War, and more. DSB performances immerse audiences in the social and political themes of the era, probing 19th century issues that are not yet fully resolved today.

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band library features more than 400 arrangements, some of which appear in the Ken Burns documentaires Baseball and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The band tours nationally, including a special concert on the White House lawn at the invitation of President Bill Clinton. Recorded music is available online. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook:; Follow us on Twitter: @dodworthband; See us on Flicker: dodworthsaxhornband.

Dodworth Saxhorn Band will be on the Arts Center Stage at 7 PM on March 30, 2022. Free parking is available in Lot K in front of the Arts Center and Lot E behind the Cisler Center. The Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5  children (age 17 & younger), and free for LSSU faculty, staff, and students with ID. For directions, tickets, and more information visit Email at or call (906) 635-2787.