The rich history and tradition of the American wind band was heavily influenced by the influx of immigrants into the New York area during the 19th and 20th centuries. With their varied cultural backgrounds, building upon their diverse musical experiences and a wide variety of instruments and ensemble instrumentation, the seeds for the contemporary American wind band were planted. The story of the American wind band is revealed in this diverse collection of essays. Fascinating reading for band scholars everywhere! In his article in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and Musicians (1: 128), Raoul Camus gives totals for specific bands from 1781 to 1983. ...  The population of the city was 515, 394 in 1850, 629, 810 in 1855, and 814, 254 in 1860, according to Manual of the ... The Music in Gotham project, of which I am co-director, is attempting to trace every musical event that took place in New York Cityanbsp;...
|Title||:||Wind Band Activity In and Around New York ca. 1830-1950|
|Author||:||Frank J. Cipolla, Donald Hunsberger|
|Publisher||:||Alfred Music -|