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DUBUQUE CORNET BAND
At least some of the band members joined the Fourth Regimental Band in 1885 which went on to become DUBUQUE COMMUNITY BAND.
The Dubuque Cornet Band performed on Halloween 1886 and several succeeding dates according to this announcement printed in German. It was a popular musical group on holidays and for festive occasions including the grand opening of the Glab Gardens on May 13, 1894.
On November 20, 1894 the band celebrated its twelfth anniversary. The Dubuque Daily Herald writers reported that "one hundred cans of oysters were consumed along with enough beer to float the Ericsson." (2)
The last mention of the Dubuque Cornet Band was found in 1908.
1. "Local News in Brief," The Herald, November 24, 1889, p. 8
2. "Municipal Molecules," Dubuque Daily Herald, November 23, 1894, p. 4