Our Inspiration and Hero
John Philip Sousa
"John Philip Sousa - American Phenomenon"
Paul E. Bierley
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(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.