September 18, 1890


Marion Brass Band.


The Marion Brass Band was drawn up in line before Photographer Wathen's gauntling gun, Monday afternoon. We were able to get only a portion of the result in print. The gentleman with the little horn is John Glascock, a musical genius, who writes as well as makes music. He has composed some fine overtures and marches, and will some of these days publish his productions. The next in order is Claude Wheeler, who is full of music as the big bass horn is of noise. The next is the dude of the band, "R. T." Williams; he beat the bottoms out of all his mothers tin pans long before he advanced to the proprietorship of a well regulated snare drum. The gentleman with the large veranda is Joe Clark. Joe experiences some trouble in getting over rough ground with his instrument, but when he has a good foot-hold on level ground he makes corns on that drums pacific face.


Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, September 18, 1890, Image 1 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


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