Date Published: 1934
Binding: No binding
10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches of torn 2 pages, 2 sided pages printed black on yellow coloured stock. Signed program, Toronto Centennial Programme of the American Bandmaster's Association Concert, Toronto, April 20, 1934. Poor condition to with torn edges not affecting any signature.
Signed on reverse by Charles Benter of the United States Navy Band. With additional page from the programme signed by Frank Simon (Musical director of the Armeo Concert Band), Henry Fillmore (Musical Director of Fillmore's band, Ohio) . Program is also signed front of trimmed printed post card 4 x 3-1/4 inches, dated August 26/40 and signed Edwin Franko Goldman. Good condition
Edwin Franko Goldman is one of America's prominent band composers of the early 20th century. He composed over 150 works, but is best known for his marches. He founded the renowned Goldman Band of New York City and the American Bandmasters Association. Goldman's works are characterized by their pleasant and catchy tunes, as well as their fine trios and solos. He also encouraged audiences to whistle/hum along to his marches. He wrote singing and whistling into the score of "On the Mall" (which vies with "Chimes of Liberty" as his two most-enduring marches). For his contribution to the radio industry, Goldman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6410 Hollywood Boulevard. The Goldman Bandshell in Allentown, Pennsylvania's West Park is also named in his honor. For over 100 years, the bandshell has been the home to the Allentown Band, of which Goldman was the first guest conductor in 1927. Wikipedia
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