Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    It all started in a musty basement in Bucks County, PA. Three friends, had a common bond of being young and eager brass players.

Somewhere along the way, someone

suggested putting their talents together.  

Although the three friends were having a

great time,  3 part brass music is limiting

and hard to come by. Eventually, a fourth

member was added to fill out the

ensemble and expand their capabilities.

     Soon, this conglomeration was ready

for their premiere performance at Lenape

Middle School in Doylestown, PA. Of

course, any successful group needs a catchy name. After a brief deliberation, the Galena Brass seemed to be a natural fit. After our debut performance, the Galena Brass quartet began performing regularly in the Bux-Mont area. In the late 1990s, we even expanded to a 10-15 member marching band on occasion.

     Although performing in a quartet was fulfilling, we felt something was missing from our group. I guess you could say we needed a motor to push the ensemble to new heights. Therefore in 2006, a decision was made to add to a percussionist. Coincidentally, the Galena Brass has grown exponentially and has never looked back!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends!   The Amazing Christmas Village will be closed today.  

Friday, November 26, 2021

Cory Kastle was born on December 1, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Military (2019), Bruised (2020) and Bruce (2020).  Cory was also a professional wrstler.

A little trivia about Cory.   He is the thrid of eight children.   He was also born on his mother's birthday in the same hospital, delivered by the same doctor. 24 years later.

Nine men in the Southwest neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA organized the
WOODLAND STRING BAND
on February 4, 1926.  The name of

the band was derived from the

main thoroughfare of the

southwest section of the city –

Woodland Ave. – where the majority of the founding members lived. WOODLAND relocated to the Two Street

section of South Philadelphia on

July 1, 1990. Two Street is commonly

 known as Mummers Row in

Philadelphia. There are more than

twenty-five Mummers clubs along 2nd St. in South Philly.  The members of Woodland are quite proud of the fact that the band has never missed an appearance in the annual Mummers Parade. Woodland has the second-longest consecutive marching record for participation in the Mummers parade.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

You may know Eddie as the lead singer from a local band called Nothing But A Nightmare. While with Nothing But A Nightmare Eddie gained over 100k streams and even opened a live performance for Andy Grammar. He will be playing solo at Amazing Christmas Village.

https://www.facebook.com/eddie.tamanini.35

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Join us at the Amazing Christmas

Village for our 2nd storytime of

this holiday season. Our Storytime

is a FREE event. Children will be

able to listen to a snowman story

and make a snowman craft to take

home. We will also make holiday

cards for our soldiers overseas.

This event is sponsored by the

Amazing Christmas Village and the

Bensalem Mayors Office. All participants are asked to bring a pair of Christmas socks to brighten our soldiers' Christmas while away from home keeping us safe.

Alyssa Marie is a local Philadelphia singer/songwriter. She was recently on the Netflix show Sing On hosted by Titus Burgess. You can watch her streaming on Episode 2 of the show. Alyssa frequently posted cover videos on her YouTube Philly Covers.

https://soundcloud.com/alyssa-marie-206158796

You may know Eddie as the lead singer from a local band called Nothing But A Nightmare. While with Nothing But A Nightmare Eddie gained over 100k streams and even opened a live performance for Andy Grammar. He will be playing solo at Amazing Christmas Village.

https://www.facebook.com/eddie.tamanini.35