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First Regiment Band

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Logan County, Oklahoma


Article submitted by: Bob Chada

Guthrie Daily Leader
February 27, 1901

Is the First Regiment Band - Last Opportunity Tonight

For the first time in three years have the people of Guthrie signaled in earnest manner that they wanted a good band. It is true in the instance of the First Regiment band which goes to Washington tomorrow, that very citizen of Guthrie has recognized the importance of the matter and liberally responded.
The present organization, to be known on the trip East as the Frisco Line band, consists of the following instrumentation and membership:
Prof. Oscar Lehrer, director and captain.

Stewart Briggs, Piccolo.

Harvey Watkins, E flat clarinet.

W. H. Bowden, B flat clarinet.

John E. Ross, B flat clarinet.

A. W. Adams, B flat clarinet.

Fred Worrell, B flat clarinet.

Norman Smith, saxaphone.

W. E. Furrow, saxaphone.

Charles Furrow, saxaphone.

W. H. Wheeler, saxaphone.

F. E. Price, baratone.

Herbert McGregor, E flat tuba.

Jack Ransom, E flat tuba.

J. P. Jayne, B flat tuba.

Roy Richardson, B B base.

J. O. Spoon, slide trombone.

John Furrow, slide trombone.

Fred H. Byers, slide trombone.

F. B. Shepherd, slide trombone.

C. C. Rambo, alto.

C. E. Richardson, alto.

Guy Tingle, alto.

G. C. Gault, solo cornet.

W. M. Votaw, solo cornet.

Wylie Barham, first cornet.

Tom Neal, first cornet.

William Keith, snare drum.

John Smith, bass drum.

Harry Overbay, drum major.

N. D. McGinley, manager.

J. Frank Laux, treasurer.

H. W. Pentecost, commissioned officer in charge.

Ed Johnson and George L. Bowman, music holders and property men.
The band made a parade of the streets this afternoon and serenaded the governor and C. E. Billingsley, who have done much for its success. It captivated every one who heard it. Tonight takes place the benefit. Almost four hundred tickets are sold for the event, which will be the most prominent musical feast ever heard in the city. This will be the last opportunity to hear this mine band before its departure.
The evenings entertainment will be the concert and the ball. Cassidy's spaceous hall will have its largest crowd tonight.

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