The Year Without a Song

The year 2020 started out pretty much like every other of the Band’s previous ninety-eight: cold. The only difference was that the group’s first rehearsal of the year had to…

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Weather Woes

Almost every human activity can be affected by the weather. Baseball, gardening, picnicking, star gazing, you name it—they all can be at the mercy of Mother Nature at some point.…

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Marlin Brown

When in June 1950 the Municipal Band’s third conductor, Emil Rada, stepped down from the podium for the last time and relinquished his baton as Music Director, the Band’s Board…

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Women and the Band

When the Municipal Band was organized in August of 1922, it’s doubtful that any of its founders gave any thought to including women in the band. Despite the fact that…

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