Sterling music

The city of Sterling in Illinois supported a number of brass bands in the latter half of the 19th century. Some faded in and out of existence, one lasted, in various guises, to the present day. This PDF article, linked below, looks at the bands, players and activities in the city of Sterling and its twin across the river, Rock Falls.

Keystone Sixth Regiment Band

PDF – Sterling music – the bands that provided music in a typical small Illinois town, 1864-1910

Sterling and Rock Falls, 1872

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