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Yesteryears - the history of Albany
([1983])

Miscellaneous,   pp. 107-114 PDF (3.5 MB)


Page 107

MISCELLANEOUS
The paragraphs included in this section refused to fit
into any of the preceding chapters, but they are about
people, places or incidents in Albany and do need to be
in this book for they fill in and add to the picture of the
Albany of yesteryears.
Albany's Bands
Before the Civil War Albany had two rival bands, the
Saxhorn Band and the Young America Band, each with
about 18 members. The Saxhorn Band had a four-horse
band wagon, and the Young Americans had beautiful
scarlet caps. On the day of the "Great Barbecue" (when
The Albany Cornet Band prepares to march in the Fourth of
July parade in 1910. Shown are: (1) Elmer Atherton; (2) Ervin
Graves; (3) Lester Peckham; (4) Maurice Barton, (5) Elmer Dix-
on; (6) Carl Jacobson; (7) Harleigh Peckham; (8) Roy Phelps; (9)
Ed Gibbons; (20) Eddie Butcher; (11) Colonel Dixon; (12) Ivan
Phelps; (13) Fred Roberts; (14) Andrew Wessel; (15) Albe Sher-
bundy; (16) Harry Atherton; and (17) Dr. Sax Morgan.
Sweet music there must have been when this group of musi-
cians went into action during the big band reunion that took
place in Albany on August 28, 1908.
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