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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

BANDS & ORCHESTRAS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

BANDS & ORCHESTRAS

Brass 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
Lytle Combo
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
Texas Ramblers
The Combo
Tuacahn Power Band
Undixieland Band
4th of July Band
Vet Swingsters
William Staheli Dance Orchestra
585 Ramblers


HISTORY

The "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".


PHOTOS

WCHS photos:
WCHS-01384     Early Dance Orchestra in Dixie
WCHS-01547     St. George Martial Band on July 4th, 1951


REFERENCES

Book:   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