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Lowville Band, early 1900s
Lowville Band, early 1900s

An Imaginary Hometown Band Concert, July 4, 1913

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Following the late picnic dinner with family on the Green, and before the fireworks display, the bandshell next to the memorial fills with brassmen from all around. Tunes both popular and patriotic carry all the way to the courthouse on the cooling summer air.

Concert Program:
U.S. Army Lancers Third Figure
Smiler Rag, 1907
Reed Bird
The Thousand and One Nights Waltz, Strauss
Barney Medley
Bachelors Button
Turkey in the Straw Medley, 1904
Fol-the-Rol-Lol Medley, 1906
El Capitan March, Sousa
Chinese March
Sweet Sixteen's March
American Republic March, 1900

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The Edison cylinder recordings used to create this concert were brought to the NCPR studio June 28, 2005 by Rebecca Hopfinger of Clayton, along with a gramophone decorated with roses by her Aunt Bertha.

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