3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States Marine Band.

  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.

  2. Christopher Dodrill collection on John Philip Sousa, 1876-1992

    approximately 300 items. 11 containers. 5.4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    John Philip Sousa was an American composer, bandmaster, and arranger, known for his military and patriotic marches. Christopher Dodrill is an educator and noted Sousa researcher and collector. The collection includes many first editions of Sousa’s marches and concert works in mint condition, as well as many rare European editions of his works. It also contains published sheet music, photographs, promotional posters, advertisements, and posthumously produced commemorative mementoes.

  3. Leonard B. Smith papers, 1859-2001

    approximately 202,260 items. 739 containers. 9 mapcase folders. 301 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Leonard B. Smith (1915-2002) was an American cornetist, concert band conductor, and band music publisher. Smith is primarily known as the leader of the Detroit Concert Band (1946- circa 1990), and the approximately 3,200 titles in the concert band library comprise the largest portion of the collection. Also included is a portion of the Ford Sunday Evening Hour Orchestra music library, method books, chamber music, cornet and trumpet solos, clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, and writings.