Provo Fourth Ward Band P.1

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Title Provo Fourth Ward Band P.1
File Name 39222001742316.tif
Photo Number No. 18312
Classification 785
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date of Photograph 1902
Date 1902
Subject Educational Architecture-U-Z (727)
Person Gates, Franklin Y.; Bassett, William E.; Snow, Vivian; Snow, Irving; Fields, Jesse; Smoot, Harold; Beebe, Calvin; Cluff, Leonard; Keeler, Karl; Warner, Ray; Haws, Jesse; Gates, Harvey H.; Beebe, Elwood; Smoot, Wilford; Gates, Jacob F.; Miller, Albert E.; Holdway, William; Smoot, Reed; Gates, B. Cecil; Keeler, Karl; Warner, Ray; Haws, Jesse; Gates, Harvey H.; Beebe, Elwood; Smoot, Wilford; Holdway, William
Corporate Name Provo Fourth Ward Band
Other Subject Bands (Music); Instruments
Spatial Coverage Provo; Utah County; Utah
Description 18312 Front Row: Franklin Y. Gates, alto, Wm. E. Bassett, trombone, Vivian Snow, cornet, Irving Snow, cornet, and leader, Jesse Fields, cornet, Harold Smoot, cornet. Back Row: Calvin Beebe, alto, Leonard Cluff, bass, B. Cecil Gates, trombone, Karl Keeler, baritone, Ray Warner, clarinet, Jesse Haws, drum-major, Harvey H. Gates, Snare-drum, Elwood Beebe, cymbals, Wilford Smoot, bass drum, (Picture taken in 1902, at Provo Utah). In the spring of 1900 a few of the youngsters living in the Provo Fourth Ward met on the lawn in front of Uncle Jacob Gates' home to make plans for the coming summer. After much talk and arguing we decided to have a circus. We thought a tent or a fence of some kind would be needed, so for several weeks we spent our free time going about the neighborhood gathering up burlap sacks. We would open up the sacks and then sew them together. Our progress was very slow, so when someone said, "If we are going to have a cirus we should have a band," this suggestion took fire immediately and the sewing together of burlap sacks was dropped. A few of the boys had instruments, and we were able to recruit thirteen who either had instruments or who would buy them. Irving Snow was made leader of the band, but we had professional instruction until we were able to play three marches. The first theacher was Prof. Alber Miller, band and orchestra director at the Brigham Young Academy, then later, William Holdway, trombone player with the Provo City band. The band was invited to play at a Fourth of July celebration in the Provo Tabernacle. We were seated on the north side of the choir seats, and the Brigham Young Academy band was on the south side. We thought we recieved as much applause as did the B.Y.A. band. The band was together until the latter part of 1903 when the Gates family moved to Salt Lake City. This took three members from the band. Harold Smoot moved to Washington, his father, Reed Smoot, having been elected to the U.S. Senate. With four of our memebers leaving us, the band just faded away. Franklin Y. Gates and I are, to my knowledge, the only ones left. I think we were the two youngest boys in the band. August 1978. Vivian Snow 1933 Princeton Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.
Rights Management Digital Image © 2009 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Holding Institution Utah State Historical Society
Relation Classified Photograph Collection
Source Format Print Photograph
Source Size 9.2 x 7.6 inches
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000 XL and saved as 400 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000 pixels on the long axis. Archival resolution: 3668 x 3020
Scanned By William Crissy
ARK ark:/87278/s6bc4cz1
Setname dha_cp
ID 448008
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