Monthly Archives: July 2013

Alliance City Band (Ohio)

Paul Hobe has written a history of the Alliance City Band. (See below for a link to the document). This paper describes much of the history of the band from its founding in 1858, before the Civil War, until its … Continue reading

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Cornet prize won by Joseph Hyde in 1861

Nickie Preston has a silver cornet in her family, owned by Joseph Hyde, her great, great grandfather. This was won at a contest at Peterborough in 1861 for the “best soprano or solo cornet player” in the competing bands. A … Continue reading

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Book: Music & the British Military

Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century A new book by Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow, published by Oxford University Press – ISBN: 0199898316. The first book to explore the contribution made by the military to British … Continue reading

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