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History of Bands in World War 1 Part 1

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

THE YANKS ARE COMING US ARMY BANDS OF WORLD WAR I (1917-1919) It was called “The Great War” in the time before we started capitalizing and numbering our world wars. In just over 100 years it has seemingly become, despite the centennial events and commemorations, America’s forgotten war. World War I (WWI) remains the only […]

The Titanic Musicians

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

From Walter Lord’s Book, “The Night Lives On” Whatever (music) they played (that night), they achieved immortality.  The bravery of these men, trying to bring hope and comfort to others without a thought to their own safety, captured the public’s imagination allover the world.  Editorials, speeches, sermons, and reams of worshipful poetry celebrated the deed, […]

The Greatest Game In the World by John Philip Sousa

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Greatest Game in the World by John Philip Sousa America’s March King, John Philip Sousa, was an avid baseball fan. He was a good player as a youth and when the Sousa Band formed its own team he usually pitched for the first inning or so. The team was formed during the long concert […]

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner It is performed at the start of every professional sports contest. Played by instrumentalists or sung by vocalists, it has become part of a tradition in the United States to recognize and honor the nation before the start of an event. Nor has this practice been confined to sports. Many band […]

Hitting the High Notes

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Hitting the High Notes…For Those that say I have one of the worst Jobs. My preparation is always the same. My instrument is so highly polished, that even on a dark day, its gleaming on all sides and angles. A mirror of every visible image. The carrying case is dark and deep black with a […]

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling By Paul Schmidt This article was written for “The Wheelmen” who kindly granted permission to reprint. www.thewheelmen.org The bicycle bugle, along with the club uniform, was an indispensable part of highwheel cycling activities in the 1880’s. Nothing was more desirable for proper formation discipline and maneuvers of the cyclists than a […]

Hail to the Chief

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

What is the piece of music played each time the President is announced? Where did that tune originate? “Hail To The Chief” Arranged by Jari Villanueva, played by the USAF Band HISTORY OF “HAIL TO THE CHIEF” Hail to the Chief, with its preceding Ruffles and Flourishes, is traditionally played to announce the arrival of […]

Diary of a World War One Bugler

Friday, January 19th, 2018

DIARY OF A WWI BUGLER Diary kept by Wayne W. DeSilvey, 1st Bugler of Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. The complete diary covers the period from January 1, 1918, through April 15, 1919. CLICK HERE TO READ THE DIARY

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