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The Golden Age of American Bands

From the late 1800's to the early 1900's, professional bands toured all over the United States, and many towns in this country had their own amateur bands.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who is the father of the American concert band?

John Phillip Sousa

Patrick S. Gilmore

Aaron Copland

Leonard Bernstein

Glenn Miller

2.Who was the hero of every American band?

The conductor

The drummer

The librarian

The cornet soloist

The drum major

3. Who conducted the first band to regularly broadcast on the radio?

Leonard Bernstein

Aaron Copland

John Phillip Sousa

Victor Herbert

Henry Fillmore

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