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COMMUNITY BANDS -- BATTLE CREEK
  • Battle Creek's first band, 1848
  • Germania Band, founded 1872
  • Original Germania Orchestra, 1884
  • Germania Orchestra, circa 1894
  • Group of early musicians (identified on photo)
  • Group of early musicians
  • Some original members of the B.C. Symphony (identified on photo)
  • Group of early musicians (identified on photo)
  • Germania Band, 1882 (members identified on photo)
  • Post Band
  • Band at Fort Custer
  • Group of early musicians
  • Early members of the B.C. Symphony; John B. Martin, founder, top center
  • Group of early musicians
  • Members of Community Concert Association
  • Washburn Mandolin and Guitar Quintette
  • Table for party when Community Concert Association entertained Virgil Fox, guest organist 
  • Elks Band, A.W. Peters, director
  • Elks Band, "largest Elks Band in U.S.A." (postcard)
  • B.C. Symphony Orchestra, early 1900's
  • B.C. Symphony Orchestra, Post Theatre, 1921
  • Reunion of Emmett Cornet Band, October 1931, Beadle Lake
  • Reunion of Emmett Cornet Band, October 1931, Beadle Lake
  • Silver Cornet Band, July 4th picnic, 1868
  • Five different bugles
  • Instruments invented circa Civil War era
  • C. Busch holding the "ophicleide", forerunner of the saxophone
  • Five instruments used in first B.C. five-piece band
  • German Cornet Band, 1875 and 1882
  • First B.C. Sanitarium Band, 1878 (identified in Roberts caption)

  • B.C. Sanitarium Ensemble, Wm. Drever, Director

    COMMUNITY VOCAL GROUPS -- BATTLE CREEK

  • Men's Quartet (identified on photo)
  • Men's Quartet (identified on photo)
  • B.C. Community Chorus, circa late 1950's
  • B.C. Boychoir, established 1980 (photo from 1984 calendar)
  • B.C. Community Chorus Pops Ensemble, Alfred "Giff" Richards, conductor, circa 1960 (identified on photo)

  • SCHOOL BANDS -- BATTLE CREEK

  • B.C. Public Schools orchestra, 1936
  • Southwestern Junior High orchestra, 1945
  • B.C. Public Schools All-Stars Orchestra, 1956
  • B.C. Public Schools concert band, 1944-45
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High marching band, 1947
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southeastern Junior High concert band, 1934-35
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High orchestra, 1947
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High concert band, 1950
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High Glee Club, 1945
  • B.C. Central High School Bearcat Band in formation on football field, 1971-72 (postcard)
  • B.C. Public Schools, McKinley School band posing in front of B.C. Central High School, circa 1930
  • B.C. Public Schools, Southwestern Junior High orchestra, 1945
  • B.C. Central High School orchestra (date unknown)
  • B.C. Central High School band, 1932
  • St. Philip Catholic High School orchestra (date unknown)

  • BANDS OUTSIDE BATTLE CREEK

  • House of David Band, Benton Harbor (postcard)
  • Girls' Band, Eden Spring, Michigan
  • Second Regimental Band at Camp Devlin, August 1895
  • Production of "The Mikado", circa 1911 (group not identified)