Rinngold Band 41st Anniver

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Rinngold Band 41st Anniver - of of up RINGGOLD BAND CELEBRATES ITS 41ST...
of of up RINGGOLD BAND CELEBRATES ITS 41ST BIRTHDAY . V Dancing, Concert and Banquet Mark Observance of Musicians' Musicians' Big Event. - Organized forty - one years . ago in Hartman'a hall on Alder street, ' the Scranton Atheletic hall now, the Ringgold Ringgold band, distinctively a South Scranton Scranton organization, held its forty - first anniversary anniversary celebration last night in Athletic Athletic hall, the scene of the band's initial activities. . The night's festivities started oft with a concert by the Ringgold orchestra of eight pieces; this was followed by dancing, dancing, with a banquet in between. Members Members of the general committee in charge of the affair said that eighty - five couples attended the anniversary celebration. There is only one of the original members of the band actively connected with, the organization at present. He is the leader, John B. Chase, whose son William D. Chase, is the conductor o the band, which now boasts of forty one members. When formed April 29, 1875, the band had twenty - four char ier memners, Mr. cnase at that time being twenty - three years old and cor netist or the band. Speaks of Its Sncoe.s. ai ine Danquet last night, Peter P. wentland was toastmaster. , In welcom ing the guests. Mr. Wentland extended to all on behalf of the other members of the Ringgold band, tlreir thanks for tne nearty co - operation in making the organization the success it Is. The toastmaster declared that at present the band is one of the best - equipped in this section of the state, having three oeis or unuorms. Prof. Robert J. Bauer and Prof. Allan Lawrence attended the celebration and gave short addresses, both declaring that the Ringgold band was one of the finest bodies of musicians in this part Ot the state, and had always been known as such. They paid a high compliment iv mr. i.nase, tne present leader, stating stating that he is numbered among the veteran bandmen of the. state, in point of ability and service. Others who spoke at the banquet were Alfred Gutheinz, president of the South Scranton bank: Peter W. Haas, recorder oi neeas; William Miller and Mr. Chase Tho ntn.vnlj 1 J ' """" was organised in IS, 5, with twenty - four members. John Lewert was the firts leader, also acting uuuuutior. aooul twenty years ago Mr. Chase ascended to the iiurti.hi' Since that time, the band has had many wiiuuuiuis, until, a rew years ago, Mr. ..ica son, vviinam, was namerf rn. ductor. He has held that position for niree years. According to Sandman Chase, about half of the charter members of the band are now dead, while the majority of the ... .nUuWI. ui me Dana are now cBiuenis oi oiner cities. William Mil - presiaenc ot the local musicians' was a cnarter member of the Ringgold band, thought at present he is ui wneciea witn the organization. .mo mowing were some of the char - i irremoers or tne Band, according to v - nase: i - eter KUhns. Josenh TCra. mer, August Miller. Theodora T..,, - t all J - - J. T - i ' .i ucdu, junn a. inase. Adam Vor - chard, Herman OI rich, (if - nrertk 1.9i,ninM Fred Snyder. Georere Hirimn Charles Sontag, all alive; Those Present. . Those who attendpri th o! celebration last night included: Mrand Mrs. John B. Chae. Mi. nr.. TL Simon, Sir. and Mrs. William Wilber Mr. and Mro HT r..!. I ' 7".. ' n i.i i L mr, ana Airs. C. Labrich. Mr. and Mrs. Sckarv. Mr and Mrs. Frank Schultz. Mr. and Mrs' Darnbacher. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rosar, Mr. and Mrs. John Labar, Mr. and Mrs. ;LF0lne '' Mr and Mrs - Fred Poep - Mr. Sf crC.an?. Mrs - wll.Iam Chase. Mrs. M. Sabi. iMisa vii,k.u i - Edith Hartman Manrf t - i.h. ,1 lnikIerV?.IaryT.PedneW' Emm' Weisen - bohler. Milda Ttonf tv Tru,n wiwl'if'L J"rsen. Charlotte Kirchoff! Elizabeth Chase, Charlotte Chase. r;rJ 'trade Martin. Maria. Snhna A,ll r. field. Bertha Bohr, Maria Rosar, Lillian Boyle, Anna Michel, Martha Bavka Uene Cook. Tda Koulch, Ruth Daley. t i . """,u., miss c. ,iones; and Robert J. Bauer, Allan Lawrence, Ellsworth Ellsworth - Coursen, George Gardner L Swartz, Chester L. Chase. Forest E Chase, Elmer Chase, Charles Reber. Andrew Andrew Haza, Joseph Snyder. Leo Schumacher, Schumacher, Nicholo Snyder, Albert Harvester. Harvester. Peter Wentland, Nicholas Cahlcrone, Charles Sontag, Fred Gscheidle, Joseph Gscheidle, Walter Fetzer, Frank Brow.i Robert E. Chase, John Mahle, Chester Cansen. Edward Cusick. Peter Schultz Samuel Bird, William White and William William Miller. at ot of

Clipped from The Scranton Republican04 May 1916, ThuPage 5

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)04 May 1916, ThuPage 5
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