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Black Women in American Bands & Orchestras by D. Antoinette Handy

By D. Antoinette Handy

The 1st version of Black girls in American Bands & Orchestras (a selection remarkable educational booklet in 1982) used to be lauded for delivering entry to fabric unavailable in the other resource. To replace and extend the 1st variation, convenient has revised the profiles of individuals featured within the first variation, corrected omissions, and additional own and occupation evidence for brand spanking new faces at the scene. Profiles are awarded lower than the headings of orchestras and orchestra leaders, string avid gamers, wind and percussion avid gamers, keyboard avid gamers, and non-playing orchestra/band associates. gains a hundred images.

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The Virginia Alliance for Arts Education, the Virginia Bicentennial Committee, the Virginia Commission on the Arts, The Black Perspective in Music, Trio Student Special Services (OE), and the Virginia Committee for the National Black Colloquium and Competition are among the organizations that have called on Handy's expertise. With her present contribution, based both on her extensive research and her rich experiences, Antoinette Handy is providing important documentation on the past and a clear challenge for the future.

Connor in the 1850s and another led by Isaac Hazzard. At mid-nineteenth century several black bands were operating on the West Coast, including Groom's Brass Band, The Pacific Brass Band, and Allen's Quadrille Band, all in San Francisco. The Sciota-Valley Brass Band was organized in Chillicothe, Page 18 Ohio, in 1855. The Roberts Band was organized in 1857, in the same city. The two organizations consolidated in 1859 to form The Union-Valley Brass Band. Black music historian James Monroe Trotter wrote: The Band contained several performers of such excellent natural and acquired abilities as would render them prominent among the best musicians of any section of the country [Music and Some Highly Musical People, p.

By the last decade of the nineteenth century it was not infrequent to see such notices as WANTED: Piccolo, clarinet and saxophone players, who are coal miners, tailors or barbers. Harness Maker who can play anything in brass. Cornetist who is a glass blower. Good Clarinetist who is a competent photographer One of the oldest industrial sponsors was the Pennsylvania Railroad, which sponsored the Altoona Works Band, organized in 1853. The Missouri-Kansas and Texas Railroad sponsored a band in Parson, Kansas.

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