Early Racine Musical Groups and Bands


As published in "The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties" (Chicago: 1879)


Racine Cornet Band
The Racine Cornet Band, formerly the Racine City Band, was originally organized in 1859, with the following members:
Charles Heyer, Leader
H. Ritter
Mr. Larsh
Mr. Ehrenfels
F. Kammerer
Jacob Esser
C. Ruett
Henry Broecker
M. Happ
and others.
In June, 1877, it was re-organized under its present name. At present the band consists of the following members:
Charles Evanson, Leader
Charles Bettray
Clarence Tostevin
George Creighton
Thomas Rogan
James Wood
Anthony Hayek
W. H. Sumner
Jacob Hettrich
Erik Noren
Lafayette Pataillot
Louis Lawson.

Temple of Honor Brass Band
The Temple of Honor Brass Band was organized during the latter part of 1878, and consists of the following, members:
John R. Davies, Leader and Director
T. M. Wood
C. E. Miller
J. C. Hayburn
C. L. Adams
John Davies
E. M. White
E. J. Prichard
A. Johnson
S. Congdon
Z. C. Wentworth
Edward Colburn
C. W. Seldon.

Porter & Hendrie's Orchestra and Quadrille Band
Porter & Hendrie's Orchestra and Quadrille Band was organized in September, 1873, with the following, members:
R. J. Porter, Leader
Will F. Hendrie
George M. Creighton
John Hamatta
Aug. Korsac
John Hayek.
The instruments are owned by the individuals. and the music by Mr. Porter.

Klein's Orchestra and Quadrille Band
Klein's Orchestra and Quadrille Band was organized in the fall of 1877, with six members. The present members are:
J. Klein, Leader
Peter Klein
John Hamatta
Thomas Clark
Fred Boerner
George Creighton.
The instruments are owned by the members personally.

Hendrie & Smith's Quadrille and Reed Band
Hendrie & Smith's Quadrille and Reed Band was organized in July, 1877, with the following members:
James Hendrie, Manager
John Smith
Adolph Schulte
Theo. Schulte
Henry Schulte
Charles Evanson
F. Eckert.
The instruments are the individual property of the members.

Lawson & Hayek's Orchestra and Quadrille Band
Lawson & Hayek's Orchestra and Quadrille Band, was originally organized in 1863, by Louis M. Lawson. After undergoing various changes, it was re-organized, in 1873, to its present name. Its members are:
Louis M. Lawson, leader
Anthony Hayek
Charles Bettray
W. Millington
Charles Menge
Aug. Coreseck
The instruments are owned by the members individually.




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