Y. M. C. Band Meeting
Friday evening, March 30, twelve boys of London Mills and vicinity met at the barber shop of Wm. Cline for the purpose of organizing a band.
The meeting opened at 7:30 o'clock. Wm. Cline acting as chairman stated the purpose of the meeting. The first action taken was securing a name. The name Y. M. C. was suggested and adopted by the boys. Next was the election of officers. The following were elected: Leader, Wm. Cline, Manager: Rolla Phillippi; Secretary and Tresurer, H. Eli Essex; Property Manager, Keith Smith.
All that were without instruments ordered one so the band could get into action as soon as possible. The following is a list of the enrollment:
Wm. Cline, director; John Fullmer, bass drum; Byram Essex, baritone; Frank Groom, cornet; H. Eli Essex, cornet; Fred Eggers, cornet; Myrl Harbison, cornet; Will Ulm, Cornet; Marshall Carpenter, cornet; Julius White, snare drum; Keith Smith, bass; Fred Brown, B bass; Bernard Boden, E bass; George ?, ?; Dickie Sampson, trombone; Floyd Cowman, trombone; Rolla Phillippi, trombone. Two more alto players. (Submitted by Jan Foster via Beryldean Hubbard)
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