WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
BANDS & ORCHESTRAS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
BANDS & ORCHESTRASBrass Band of Santa Clara
Dixie D.U.P. Band
Earl J. Bleak Orchestra
Early Dance Orchestra in Dixie
Enterprise String Band
Enterprise, Utah Orchestra
Fertile Dirt Band
Perry Asay Band
Ralph Loper Band
Red Rock Wranglers
Royal Ancient Non-Marching Band
Russell Family Band
St. George Martial Band
St. George Swingland Band
Tuacahn Power Band
4th of July Band
William Staheli Dance Orchestra
HISTORYThe "Russell Family Band" entertained the citizenry of Grafton around 1895.
The "585 Ramblers" played in southern Utah in the 1930s.
The western band, "The Texas Ramblers", visited St. George and performed at dances in the 1940s. They also had a thirty minute radio program on KSUB in Cedar City.
"The Combo" was a trio that played for many weddings and dances during the 1960s and 1970s.
Leon Watson organized two bands, the "The Royal Ancient Non-Marching Band" and the "Undixieland Band" aka "4th of July Band".
WCHS-01384 Early Dance Orchestra in Dixie
WCHS-01547 St. George Martial Band on July 4th, 1951
REFERENCESBook: Doug Liston with H.C. & Kay Hunt and Carol Liston, "Musicians of Southern Utah"
Book: Andrew Karl Larson, " I Was Called to Dixie"
pp. 46, 477-505