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***EARLY LAFAYETTE BRASS BANDS/STRING BAND/&C

The Lafayette Brass Band now numbers 14 united members.
Laf. Adv. 1/28/1899.
 

On Thursday evening of this week a very pleasant social hop was given by the young men of the city, in the upper part of the court house. The Lafayette Brass Band furnished the music, and as everyone went with the intention of having a good time, the evening proved to be a most enjoyable one. Laf. Adv. 1/28/1899.



We take great pleasure in stating that the Lafayette String Band is now prepared to furnish music for dances and parties on all occasions. We trust that they will meet with encouragement, for the lack of good music has been severely felt on many occasions.
Laf. Adv. 2/4/1893




Proceeds of the Street Fair.

 The Gazette has been favored with the report of Mr. F. V. Mouton and Dr. F. E. Girard, respectively, of the merchants' organization in charge of the street fair given here last week for the benefit of the Sontag Band. It shows net profits amounting to $619.30. The total gross receipts of the attractions were $2292.90, the receipts at the main entrance being $728.

 It is a source of pleasure to notice the flattering results of the fair. With this money, the band boys will be able to provide themselves with improved musical instrument. Lafayette Gazette 2/7/1903.


The celebrated Breaux Bridge string band will furnish the music at the Mardi Gras ball.
 Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902



A New Brass Band. - The Gazette is pleased to announce that hereafter Lafayette will have a brass-band and as the new organization will have Mr. Joseph Ducote as president, and Prof. Walter J. Mouton as leader, we have every reason to think that it will have a successful career. The officers and members of the band are: Walter J. Mouton, leader; Joseph Ducote, president; Sam Plonsky, secretary; Mrs. Sam Plonsky, treasurer; members: Ed. McBride, Louis Lacoste, Henry Judice, Victor Levy, Emmanuel Pellerin, Albert Robicheaux, Dr. F. E. Girard, Pierre Gerac, J. Dauriatte, L. Pierriette, L. Lagneaux, Joseph Gabriel.    Lafayette Gazette 2/11/1899.




A New Brass Band for Lafayette.
 A new brass band was organized in Lafayette last Sunday. Mr. Walter J. Mouton, the popular coronetist was chosen leader. With such a thorough energetic musician at the helm, success will attend the new organization.

The following officers were elected: President, Joseph Ducote; Secretary, Sam Plonsky; Treasurer, Mrs. Sam Plonsky.

The roll is as follows : Corenetists : Walter J. Mouton, E. McBride, Jos. Ducote, J. Dauriac; Altos: Pierre Gerac, E. Arnould, Dr. Felix Girard, Albert Robichaux; Tenors : Leon Lagneaux, E. Pieriet, Victor Levy; Trombone: Joseph Gabriel; Barytone: Henry Judice; Snare drum: E. Pellerin; Bass Drum : Louis Lacoste.
The band is ready to fill any engagements.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/11/1899.


Dr. F. E. Girard the manager of the Sontag Military Band, was the recipient a few days ago of a handsome gold-headed umbrella presented to him by the members of the band as a testimonial of their friendship and as a recognition of his untiring efforts to promote the welfare of the organization. Laf. Gazette 2/14/1903.



A Good Idea.
 

Dr. F. E. Girard is the originator of a splendid plan to give Lafayette people a place where they can spend Sunday evenings pleasantly, listening to as good music as is heard anywhere, eating ice cream, and drinking soda-water and lemonade - and all for a price that will be within the reach of everyone. The Sontag Military will avail itself of the generosity of Judge Parkerson, who has offered the use of his beautiful grove for open-air concerts. The band's intention is to build a music-stand for the musicians and enough seats for the audience. It is also proposed to serve light refreshments at very moderate figures.
 

 Dr. Girard has gone to work with characteristic energy to raise the funds necessary to buy new suits in which the band boys will make their appearance on the opening which will take place during the latter part of May. Dr. Girard has already secured the following liberal contributions to the fund. Lafayette Gazette 2/22/1902.






















THE LAFAYETTE BRASS BAND.

Last Monday night, at Falk's Opera House, the musical element of Lafayette assembled itself, and the happy result was the organization of a new brass band. About 20 members members have been enrolled.
The election of officers as follows;

 Chas. Bienvenue, - President.
 Chas. Jeanmard, - Secretary.
 Dr. F. E. Girard, - Treasurer.
 Louis Lacoste, - Censor.
 Henry Gerac, - Leader.

 COMMITTEE ON BY LAWS.

 Louise Lacoste, Ed. McBride and Pierre Gerac.

 COMMITTEE ON SUBSCRIPTION.
 The first rehearsal of the band will take place to-morrow at 11 o'clock, a. m., at Falk's Opera House. The band will participate in Lafayette's Gala day on April 10th., and will add greatly to the various attractions.

 We can't find praising words, in our vocabulary that could convey our administration for the organization of this musical band.

 It is a thing that Lafayette has been in need of for a long time. We don't know of anything more in keeping with the progressive spirit of any community than a first class brass band.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/2/1898.





The Brass Band of our town has been in existence for several years, has commendably surmounted many obstacles, provided its members with fine instruments, and attained considerable proficiency in executing music. Whilst laudable efforts are being made in other places to organize and maintain Brass Bands, we are sorry to see our young men of the Hyperion Band neglecting that organization and all the advantages it possesses.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/13/1878.



We thank the Pelican brass band boys for the pleasant serenade on Wednesday night.
  Laf. Adv. 4/18/1896 




Pelican Brass Band. - The first ball of the season will be given at Falk's Opera House to-night by the Pelican Brass Band. This promises to be a most enjoyable affair and nothing will be left undone to make it a grand success.

 A good band is one of the things which go to make a live town, and the fact that there is but little money to be made by a brass band in a town the size of Lafayette, should cause our citizens to encourage their efforts. We want a band and it takes money to buy music and keep them going, therefore turn out and pass a pleasant evening. You will not miss the small amount expended and it will add to the band's profits.

 Everybody is cordially invited and the admission fee has been placed at the small sum of 50 cents for gentlemen. Ladies free. Refreshments will be served.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/20/1895.



 The newly organized string band, was out serenading Tuesday evening and rendered some excellent music music was greatly enjoyed.  Laf. Adv. 5/26/1894.



New String Band. -  Messrs. Jos. Ducote, Raoul Pellerin, Cinquieme Mouton, Chas. T. Beinvenue, Henry Judice, with Walter J. Mouton as leader, have lately organized a string band that promises to bear favorable comparison with the best rival bands owned by south-western Louisiana. Whilst the young gentlemen have associated themselves together in this matter primarily for private pleasure, they will not refuse to accept engagements to furnish music for special occasions, at home. We wish much success to the new String Band of Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894

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