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Souvenir Program Official Opening of Liberty Theatre Camp Custer—Battle Creek Michigan Grand Concerts By the United Bands of Camp Custer 250 Musicians Figure Under the Direction of Bohumir Kryl The World's Greatest Cornetist and Bandmaster. 328th Field Artillery Band Band Leader—H. L. Barber 329th Field Artillery Band Band Leader—Olen Kelsey 330th Field Artillery Band Band Leader—George Giebeler 337th Infantry Band Band Leader—Steven Blanche 338th Infantry Band Band Leader—George Gallucci 339th Infantry Band Band Leader—John O'Grady 340th Infantry Band Band Leader—George Ames 160th Depot Brigade Band Leader—J. A. Conrad Under Direction of War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities RAYMOND B. FOSDICK, Chairman Committee on Entertainment LEE HANMER, MARC KLAW, HARRY P. HARRISON America My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrims' pride, From every mountain side Let freedom ring. PROGRAM Thursday Evening at 7 O'Clock, Jan. 10, 1918. 1. Overture, Poet and Peasant Suppe 2. Fantasia, Echo in the Forest Kling 3. Caprice, Hunter's Dream Bucalossi Description of a fox hunt in dear old England, imitating birds, the barking of hounds, and the galloping of horses. 4. Cornet Solo, Carneval de Venice Kryl BOHUMIR KRYL. 5. (a) Marching Song, America, Here's My Boy Lunze (b) Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home) Novello 6. Scenes from II Trovatore Verdi Introducing Miserere, by Messrs. Edwards and Tripp, ending with the famous Anvil Chorus, introducing the costumed corps of musical blacksmiths, electric anvils, etc. 7. Allied Fantasia ar. Kryl Introducing the National Anthems of the Allied Nations and their respective Flags. ADMISSION 25c. The Star Spangled Banner National Hymn of the American Republic, words written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. The Tune is that of Anacreon in Heaven, an old English Song HERE are the words SING them when the band plays Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? PROGRAM Friday Evening at 7 O'Clock, Jan. 11, 1918. 1. March, Semper Fidelis Sousa 2. Overture, On Old College Songs Moses 3. Tone Pictures of the North and South Bendix 4. The Patriot Kryl CORNET SOLO BY BOHUMIR KRYL 5. Gems from Chimes of Normandy Planguette 6. (a) Your Country Needs You Now Cormack (b) Over There Cohan 7. The Death of Custer, or The Battle of Little Big Horn Lee Johnston Synopsis: (a) Sioux Indians' war dance, night before the battle. (b) Bugle call in Custer's camp before forming the line of march. (c) Custer's Custer's cavalry on march to Sioux's camp, the sound of horses' hoofs in the distance. (d) Approach of cavalry with band playing National Airs, the Indians responding with their customary war music. (e) Battle of Little Big Horn, June 25, 1876, in which our great general lost his life. (f) Indians rejoicing over the victory with scalp dance. (g) Arrival of reinforcements, General Bentine and cavalry. (h) Custer's burial, volley of shots, muffled drums and bugle sounding the last call over our great general's grave. Finale: Nearer My God To Thee. ADMISSION 25c. The Tribune, Chicago —As a director he is without a peer, as a virtuoso he is unrivaled. Los Angeles Times —The most remarkable cornet technicist in the world. Washington Post —The effect of his playing was electrical. New York Times —Kryl is complete master of the difficult instrument. Kansas City Star —Kryl is a great virtuoso. Cincinnati Inquirer —He is a great conductor and the head of a great band. PROGRAM Saturday Evening at 7 o'clock, Jan. 12, 1918. 1. March, The Stars and Stripes Forever Sousa 2. Airs from The Serenade Herbert 3. Descriptive, A Hunting Scene Bucalossi (a) Early Morning. (b) The Meet. (c) Full Cry. Finale. 4. Cornet Solo, American Fantasie Kryl BOHUMIR KRYL. 5. Two popular March Songs— (a) Till the Clouds Roll By Kern (b) Somewhere in France is the Lily Howard 6. Scenes from Il Trovatore Verd Introducing Miserere, by Messrs. Edwards and Tripp, ending with the famous Anvil Chorus, introducing the costumed corps of musical blacksmiths, electric anvils, etc. 7. The Soldier's Dream Arr. Dr. Carl Yeck Synopsis: Tattoo. Taps (lights out). Slumber. Daybreak, clock strikes four, corporal of the guard report (4 o'clock and all is well). Drummer call. Morning gun. Breakfast call. March Soldiers, fall into line. Off for the front, all aboard, good-byes. Train disappearing in the distance. At the scene of oncoming battle. Attention, company. Forward, march. Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are Marching. Memories of the Blue and Gray (a) Dixie, (b) Red, White and Blue, (c) Suwanee River, (d) Arkansas Traveler. (e) White Cockade and The Girl I Left Behind Me. Reports of cannon. The din and roar of battle is heard. The wounded soldier. Thinking of Home. The Vacant Chair. Grand Finale. The Star Spangled Banner. ADMISSION 25c.
|Title||Grand concerts by the united bands of Camp Custer: 250 musicians: under the direction of Bohumir Kryl|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Kryl, Bohumir|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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