Evansville Cornet Band

First Row left to right:  
C. W. Backenstoe, G. L. Pullen, W. A. Narracong, J. W. Fidlier, J. Frantz, C. J. Jenkins, J. P. Porter, P. R. Brown

Second Row left to right:
N. A. Read, J. F. Emery, W. O. Narracong, F. W. Tolles, F. Van Wart F. G. Wilder

A new cornet band was organized in this place last Thursday evening at the bank.  Mr. Narracong will lead them at
present.
            September 25, 1883, Enterprise, Evansville Wisconsin
Evansville's Baker Band, led by J. H. Johnson, a local barber.  Many of the men were employees of the Baker
Manufacturing Company.

Arthur Richardson is sitting in the front row, just to the right of Johnson.  He graduated from the Evansville High
School, attended Tuskegee Institute and became a tailor.  

Charles Gray, J. Bodenberger, Clyde and Max Fisher, Roy Rekord, Chester Morgan, Clarence Baker, D. Smith,
Ben Bly, George and Ben Gray, Ray Hubbard, E. Glidden, C. Murwin, Avnal and Myron Park, Pliny and Hugh
Tolles, Chris Hanson, Lew Courtier, Fred Smith, H. Ellis, G. Wiggins, P. Slauson, O. Moore, Bernie Christiansen,
E. H. Libby, John Brunsell, Chris Hanson, J. Evans and Charles Leaver, were members of the band during its
existence, but are not necessarily in this photograph.

Newspaper articles about the Baker Band:


Prof. J. H. Johnson informs us that the Baker Military Band, of which he is director, will give one of their famous
open air concerts next Tuesday evening in the usual place upon the public corners and everybody is invited to
this free entertainment.
    August 11, 1905, Enterprise, p. 1, Evansville, Wisconsin

The band concert Tuesday evening was enjoyed by one of the largest crowds ever assembled in Evansville and
all that Director J. H. Johnson has to do now to secure such a crowd is to announce that the Baker Military Band
will give a concert under his direction.
    August 18, 1905, p. 3, col. 4, Enterprise, Evansville, Wisconsin

The Baker Military band will be on the grounds Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and Wednesday a band from
Stoughton will occupy the time allotted them.  The popularity of these bands needs no introduction as they have
always pleased the public.
    (notice of events at Rock County Fair, Evansville) August 31, 1905, Evansville Review, Evansville, Wisconsin

The Baker Military Band will furnish music on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and the Stoughton band on
Wednesday. (Evansville Fair)
    September 2, 1905, Badger, p. 1, col. 5, Evansville, Wisconsin

The Baker Military band will be on the grounds Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and Wednesday a band from
Stoughton will occupy the time allotted them.  The popularity of these bands needs no introduction as they have
always pleased the public.
    (notice of events at Rock County Fair, Evansville) August 31, 1905, Evansville Review, Evansville, Wisconsin

The Evansville Military Band will soon give its annual concert and is now hard at work on an exceptionally fine
program that will be presented on this occasion.
    January 11, 1907, Enterprise, p. 3, col. 3, Evansville, Wisconsin