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Jersey County: Jerseyville City Band


Jersey County: Jerseyville City Band

    The Jerseyville City Band was organized Nov. 1, 1888, under the leadership of Paul Leresche, Sr , who was their continuous leader for eleven years, until November 1, 1899. On account of age and infirmities Mr. Leresche resigned, and Aaron Dodson, who was one of the charter members of the band, who played alto three years, solo cornet five years, and baritone for three years, was on Nov. 1, 1899, chosen leader and so continues to the present date, 1901.

    The band now plays every Friday evening during the summer months on the streets, which the citizens enjoy and appreciate greatly. Mr. Dodson as a leader is thoroughly competent and deeply interested, and the band now ranks among the best in this part of the State.
    Following are the names of the members of the band:
    LEADER Aaron Dodson.
    CORNETS Paul Leresche, Jr., Herbert Brinton, C. D. Dodson, John Powers and Herold Leresche.
    CLARINETS Aug-ustus Krotzsch, E. L. Alexander and Elmer Erwin.
    ALTOS C. A. Dodson, Walter Catt, Jos. A, Snodgrass and Karl T. Nelson.
    TROMBONE J. W. Bell, Henry Catt and J. Q. Hill.
    TUBAS John Schneider, Strother Kennedy.
    DRUMS Theodore Dodson, Herbert Bell.

    [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901; by Rev Marshall M Cooper 1901 transcribed by Tammie]



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