Our Inspiration and Hero
John Philip Sousa
For Information About the Band or to Leave a Comment, Reply to: Michael Shea at [email protected]. The 4th of July Band -- July 4th , 2005
(Submitted by Brenda Bennett)
Sousa's Band on their World Tour, 1910 -1911.
The Redlands Band in 1897 -- Franklin F. Pierce (leader)
"The band was organized in July, 1887, by R. J. Water. Pierce (center, back row) arrived in the fall and was soon chosen leader, a position he held until 1898. At the Southern California band contest in Redondo, August 22, 1895, Redlands won first prize."
From: 'REDLANDS YESTERDAYS' A Photo Album.......1870 - 1920, by William G. Moore, p. 147.