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Posted by stew - Tue, Dec 9, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, July 19, 1875
News about home: Greenfield items

Dr. Meekins of Northampton was here last Tues. eve., instructing the band for the mass concert at Lake Pleasant on the 30th, and the boys are all diligently rehearsing new music for that occasion. Arrangements for the gathering are nearly completed. The following brass bands have been positively secured: Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, Haydenville, Southampton, Easthampton, Florence, Amherst, South Deerfield, Greenfield, Bernardston, Brattleboro, Fitchburg, East Templeton, Orange, Millers Falls, Turners Falls, Montague City. There will be about 400 musicians, organized as one monster band. The following is the programme selected:

Quickstep, Avenger, Goetz
Quickstep, Alantic
Quickstep, Scipion, Boguarde
Waltz, Musette
Polka, "Ponglikeepsie Veteran", Flockton [Possibly Poughkeepsie?]
Polka, Fountain
American National Airs, Keller
Centennial Hymn, Downing
Bay State Grand March
Overture, Bronze Horse, Auber http://www.rhapsody....the-bronze-horse-etc

[Some of these items look strange to me. But it was the very best I could do at deciphering this particularly dim section of the paper].

Subjects: Amusements, Bernardston (MA), Deerfield (MA), Education, Government, Greenfield (MA), Hampshire / Hampden Counties, Heritage Activities, Horses, Lake Pleasant (MA), Literature / Web Pages, Massachusetts, Medical Personnel, Montague (MA), Music, Vermont

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