1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States Marine Band--Photographs.

  1. Francis Maria Scala papers, 1816-2013

    Approximately 900 items. 40 containers. 15.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Francis Maria Scala was an Italian-born naturalized American military band director, musician, and composer. The first musician to lead the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Band, Scala was one of its most influential directors. During his tenure from 1855 to 1871, he increased the size of the band, improved and enlarged its repertoire, enhanced its popularity through public outdoor concerts, and provided balanced instrumentation of both woodwinds and brass which set the groundwork for the improvements made under John Philip Sousa. The collection consists primarily of manuscript and printed music arranged or composed by Francis Scala for band concerts, military formations, and White House functions. It also includes photographs, clippings, programs, promotional materials, correspondence, and other materials.