Tour Through Time: Carlisle musicians dubbed ‘The Governor’s Band’ a century ago | Tour Through Time

They wore spiffy new uniforms to go with the honorary title.

Dubbed the “Governor’s Band” by main executive William C. Sproul, the males of the regional ensemble sported a new glimpse furnished by the Kronenberg retail store in downtown Carlisle.

The concert by the 104th Cavalry Regiment Band drew 3,000 spectators to the Capitol in Harrisburg on March 12, 1922. The musicians experienced collected right before the general performance for a picture prospect outdoors the halls of Pennsylvania authorities.

Every single person wore blue flannel with a gold musical emblem sewn into the collar, The Sentinel reported. The coat and trousers were being trimmed in black braid and topped by an Army regulation cap with the phrase “Carlisle” in gold bullion embroidery.

With their stage on the to start with landing of the rotunda’s key stairway, they played to the group that experienced gathered on the reduced ground and inside the seven galleries all over the accumulating put.

The Harrisburg present was their second general performance that weekend. On March 10, they played a live performance at the Carlisle Opera Property in assistance of a fundraising marketing campaign by the area Kiwanis Club to invest in an automobile for the Visiting Nurse plan. Elizabeth Cox, a soprano from Harrisburg, was the showcased soloist for both equally weekend concerts.

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On March 8, the Kiwanis hosted a meal at the YMCA in Carlisle for the duration of which basic chairman Fred S. Reese announced that 140 tickets had been marketed for the March 10 concert, the Harrisburg Telegraph documented. “Practically each individual [club] member experienced a talking component in the application. An prospect was supplied to each and every member and guest to convey to his ‘best and most recent story’. Legal professional John D. Faller received the prize presented for the oldest story because the judges forgot the level of his joke.”

On March 19, the regiment band held a 2nd live performance at the Opera House in entrance of a crowd, the Telegraph noted. “Mrs. Thamine Cox, Harrisburg soprano, sang many sacred solos.”

Tour By Time operates Saturday in The Sentinel print edition. Reporter Joseph Cress will operate with the Cumberland County Historical Modern society just about every 7 days to glimpse at the county via the several years. Deliver any inquiries, feature strategies or ideas to [email protected].

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