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DUBUQUE BAND. The Dubuque Band was a musical group organized in November, 1878. Composed entirely of brass instruments, the band was directed by Joe Spahn.



"Caught on the Fly, Dubuque Herald, November 12, 1878, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18781112&printsec=frontpage&hl=en