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Band Museum is the only museum in United States dedicated to band instruments, band music and the history of band movement in America. It is housed in a refurbished old circa 1890 building, situated in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The Band Museum is the brain child of Jerry Horne, an avid band instrument collector, whose extensive collections form the majority of the exhibits. Items on display include numerous vintage and antique band instruments – some of them dating back to early 1700s – and many rare, old and unusual one-of-a-kind instruments.
The gallery, People You Might Have Known, features high school bands from all over Arkansas, some dating back to the late 1800s, and many famous musicians and band directors.
Educational tours are provided for schools or any student of music. A well-equipped research library caters to research scholars.
Big Band Era
This was like being at home for Louis, because the band was made up of predominately New Orleans musicians, many who, like 'Satchmo', had played with King Oliver. The band was renamed Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra and was one of the most ...
49th Iowa Band
The band: "The Forty-Ninth Regiment Band was organized by Chief Musician Charles C. Holt at Des Moines, Iowa, June 2d, 1898. Most of the musicians are from the northeastern part of Iowa, and are recognized artists in their particular instruments ...
Rubber Band Flyer
WRIGHT BROTHERS Aeroplane Company This plan for a rubber band powered Wright Flyer first appeared in the January 1911 edition of Fly magazine. We have reproduced the drawings below about the same size they were in the magazine. Because these ...