Bands of Lycoming County

Williamsport, PA

Repasz Band
(1831 – present; continuous existence)
Imperial Teteque Band (1897 – 1/2016)

American Legion Band of Cochran Post #1 (1920-27; 1929) – a very good band; Michael Bernardi, Director; placed 2nd in the U.S. in a national American Legion competition (1922)
American Legion Post 1 Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps (1930)
Aviation Band (1942) – Egbert Shemory, Director
Billy Sipps Band (c. 1880)
Black Eagles Drum and Bugle Corps Past 1 (c. 1946)
Boars Band – a very small band
Citizens Band of Williamsport (1913) – formerly Sixth Ward Band – 1886; George Hazel, Director
City Grey’s Band (1871 – 1874)
Demorest Band (1896) – a company band
Distin Band (c. 1893) – P. J. Stanton, Director
Dockey Family Band (1916; 1920-23)
Elks Band of Williamsport (1922) – David Gerry, Director;
Elks Military Band (1917)
Emmet Band (c. 1832) – made up mostly of members of the Hibernia Fire Company
Encores” (1997 – present) – a New Horizons Band; co-directed by Albert Nacinovich and Lucy Henry
Excelsier Band (1831) – didn’t last long
Fisk Military Band (1979 – 1904) – one of the best ever
Hammer Band (organized Jan 21, 1882) – John Hazel, Director (1883 – ?)
Howard W. Kahler Post 844 Drum and Bugle Corps (1921)
Imperial Teteque Band (1897 – present)
J. K. Mosser Band (1917) – a company band
Junior Repasz Band (1930) – Charles Noll, Director; not associated with the Repasz Band
Knights of Pythias Band of Williamsport (1906) – George Hazel, Director
Lincoln’s Ladies Band (1913; 1916) – all female except director, Harry Lincoln; lasted one year
Lycoming Foundry and Machine Co. Band (1916-17) – John Robertson, Director
Newberry Band (org. 1908) – C. S. Shields, Director
Newberry Band (c. 1930) – Joe Bifferillo, Director
Newtown Band (1904) – later became the Williamsport Marine Band
Patriotic Order Sons of America Drum Corps (1917)
Redman’s Band (1913) – sponsored by Knights of Pythias; Directors:  Nicholas Fisher, George Hazel (John’s br/other), Harry Lincoln (1913)
Repasz Band (1831 – present)
Sixth Ward Band (1886) – later called the Citizens Cornet Band of Williamsport
Smith Band (1976 – 1881)
Sol Wolfe Band (c. 1950) – semi-professional; played only for football games
Somorset Band (1930) – all women
Sons of Union Veterans Fife and Drum Corps (c. 1898)
Sons of Union Veterans Drum Corps (1917) – sons of Union veterans
Spirit of ’76 Drum Corps (1917)
Stokes Band (c. 1870s) – Afro-American Band
Stopper Band (1859) – name later changed to Williamsport Silver Cornet Band; served in the 106th (? – checking unit number) Regt. Pa. Vol. Infantry for one year during the Civil War
Sun-Gazette Newspaper Boys Band (c. 1935)
Verdi Band (1910)
Williamsport Band (1831) – name changed to Repasz Band in 1959; in continuous existence since 1831
Williamsport Marine Band (1904) – formerly the Newtown Band
Williamsport Wire Rope Band (c. 1935)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT
American Legion Band of South Side (c. 1936) – Mike Bernardi, Director
Garrett Cochran Post Legion Band (1922) – Michael Bernardi, Director
Garrett Cochran Post Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps (1941)
Independent Drum Corps of South Williamsport (1901)
Roal P. Steinbacher Post Drum and Bugle Corps (c. 1941)
South Side Band (1896)
South Side Cornet Band (1886)
South Side Citizens Band (1920) – Charles Noll, Director
South Williamsport Independent Fire Company Band (1917)

 

ANTES FORT
Antes Fort Band (1896)
Granville Cornet Band (c. 1888) – 1896 is a firm date

BASTRESS
Stopper Band of Bastress (c. 1900)

COGAN STATION
Cogan Station Band (1931); in 1936, a note in the newspaper states it was one of the oldest in the county

COLLOMSVILLE
Collomsville Fife and Drum Corps (c. 1865)

ENGLISH CENTER
English Center Cornet Band (c. 1910 – 1920)

Duboistown
Duboistown Band (1908)

HUGHESVILLE
Hughesville Band (1896)
Hughesville Drum Corps (c. 1896)

JERSEY SHORE/J. S. JUNCTION
FOE Band (c. 1910)
Independent Hose Company Band of Jersey Shore (c. 1907)
Jersey Shore American Legion Drum Corps (1928) – Clyde Fogel, Director
Jersey Shore br/ass Band (1848)
Jersey Shore Citizens Band (c. 1900 – 1910)
Jersey Shore Community Band (1942) – Dr. E. Ford Barner, Director
Jersey Shore Drum Corps (1891)
Jersey Shore Town Band (1994 – present) – Jon Ahrens, Director
Palmer’s Band at Jersey Shore Junction (c. 1900 – 1920)
Stavertown Band (c. 1928) – Frank Pilgrim, Director

LARRYVILLE
Larryville Band (1896)

LINDEN
Citizens Band of Linden (1917)
Patriotic Order Sons of America Band (Linden) (1918)

MONTGOMERY
Freeman W. Power Post Band (1926) – Michael Bernardi, Director
Montgomery Band (c. 1896)|
Montgomery Band (1917)
Montgomery Citizens Band (c. 1936)

MONTOURSVILLE
Citizens Band of Montoursville (1890, 1898)
Montoursville Band (1917) – could be the Patriotic Order Sons of America Band; John Hazel, Director (1923)
Montoursville br/ass Band (1886)
Montoursville Drum Corps (1896)
Montoursville Legion Band (1947) – John Hazel, Director
Montoursville Patriotic Order Sons of America Band (1915)
Montoursville Town Band (c. 1920 – 1928) – John Hazel, Director (1923)

MUNCY
Black Sam’s (c. 1820s) – a single part band
Citizens Band of Muncy (1896)
Muncy Band (1840s)
Muncy Sons of Veterans Band (1908)
Muncy Town Band (1947) – reorganized 1947; Charles Noll, Director

NAUVOO
Nauvoo Cornet Band (c. 1900)

NEWBERRY
Newberry BandORIOLE
Patriotic Order Sons of America Band of Oriole (c. 1890 – 1930)

OVAL
Oval Fife and Drum Corps (c. 1865)

PINE RUN
Pine Run Band (c. 1900)

ROARING br/ANCH
Roaring br/anch Cornet Band (c. 1896)

SALLADASBURG
Salladasburg Silver Cornet Band (c. 1896)

TROUT RUN
Trout Run Band (1889) – Herdic Wood, Director

WARRENSVILLE
Warrensville Band (1917)

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