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Joseph Franklin MC Cafferty Putting Ephraim on the Map

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title Joseph Franklin MC Cafferty Putting Ephraim on the Map
Description When the young women of the town met for the first time, it was found that not one of them could play a horn The members were good musicians on piano, violins, harps and as vocalists, but none knew how to "blow a horn " Nevertheless, the band was organized, and by holding practice almost nightly, Pal taught the girls to play The original group was composed of girls twelve to nineteen years of age and their "horns" four comets, four clarinets, four altos, four trombones, one saxophone, one baritone, one tuba, one bass drum, and one snare drum. JF's daughter, Alta McCafferty, was a band member and an accomplished pianist, but in addition to these activities, she is also remembered for playing the piano as the musical accompaniment in the local theater for then silent movies Within a relatively short time, the all-girl band was in great demand and did much to advertise Ephraim "Ephraim's community pride zoomed." proclaimed a state paper. "with the spectacular success attained by The Ladies Mountain Echo Band, sponsored by a merchant musician. J F. McCafferty, who declared that he wanted to put Ephraim on the map " The band's first public appearance in a marching parade was in Salt Lake City at the Wizard of Wasatch Carnival It was reported that all along the line of march the band was greeted with applause, and at the Carnival's last night it was one of the main Soon the appearances of the band were state-wide, from fruit festivals in St George in the southern end of the State to celebrations in Ogden in the north and many places in between The band traveled often either by car or train, and the girls were always chaperoned by local ladies and their manager There were a number of fine singers in the group, and some of the programs involved both vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles They played for dances, gave concerts, furnished the music for parties, rallies, conventions and county and state fairs The band, however, did have to watch its presentations when playing for dances in the the City Marshall would remind them of their "jazz" tempo Before a year had passed more girls were admitted until it became a The Ladies Mountain Echo Band - 1915 thirty-piece band Bedecked in white "middy" blouses with huge green bow ties, white hats and skirts, which were exactly ten inches off the floor, the band grew in numbers and later adopted a more elaborate cape-style of fine white wool, lined with green satin and white hats trimmed in green The story goes that the green color always worn in their 55
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326275
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326275