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By Gary L. Gillett
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City Bands Embodied Early Montana Communities (Pt. 3)


Last updated 9/24/2019 at 6:13pm

The Missoula City Band and Community Chorus put on a joint concert.

Courtesy of the Missoula City Band

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time."

By the end of the 19th century, the Garden City Band had improved enough to perform evening concerts regularly. They also found themselves accompanying fraternal organizations like the Modern Woodmen of America to conventions, playing in July 4 parades, following ball teams "up the 'Root" [the Bitterroot Valley] and contin...

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