File# OF008 Robbinsdale City Band

2014-12-31 Extended object listing
page 466

Record number 202

Institution name Robbinsdale Historical Society
Object number OF008
Number of parts 83
Distinguishing features Photos, Newspaper Articles, Recollections

Object name and title
Object category Organization Files
Object name City Band
Title Robbinsdale City Band

Production dating
Date (early) 1915
Date (late) 2012

Physical description
Description Several reproduced or photocopied photos, several newspaper
cutous (many from older newspapers), CDs with photos,
original paper programs (some from as far back as 1944),
various letters of correspondance, and original printed song

Inscriptions and markings
Inscription / marking (Band marching by Plymouth Used Cars) Robbinsdale Band at
Good Will Festival 1938, Then from the top of Wilson Realty
Co. building; (Four row band roster) First Infantry Band
Minn. National Guard; (Conductor at practice) Mike Serber
City Band director 1993; (Marching band, anchor formation)
1953 Robbinsdale City Band playing “Anchors Aweigh” in Mpls.
Aquatennial Parade-noon- 1st Prize; (men at party) RCB Party
around 1948-1950 Sure you’ll recognize some of them; (Man in
hat) EJ Cooper; (Conductor in front of houses) Robbinsdale
Band 1940 July 4th Forest Lake; (Band lineup in front of
school) Photo taken in front of Robbinsdale Sr. High with
new uniforms, July 1969 Don Schiermer, director, Art
Colville, Marching assistant, Mike Sanko, drum major; (8
rows of marching band) Aquatenniall Parade 1947; (Marching
band, front view State Fair-1941

Object history
Object history note This is an extensive file describing the history of the
Robbinsdale City Band. There are several photos of the band
both as rosters and in action at parades. There is also an
extentive amount of newspaper articles describing the band’s
activities and successes, many of these articles are from
older newspapers. There is also a collection of programs
from various performances, including some from the 1940s,
and photocopies of some from even earlier, stretching back
to 1915. There are also four CDs of photos included in this
file, as well as song sheets that were taken from band
concerts, although there is not any corresponding
information on these sheets. There are also several letters
of correspondance that either try to identify certain
aspects of older bands, congratulate the band on
performances, or request the band for particular events.
Recently added are two photocopied pictures, one featuring
the band in the early 1900s with director William Grenell,
the other a photocopy of a newspaper article from 1941
describing the band of 1909.