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The Allen Family Concert Company VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Figure BRASS QUARTET. Composed of four soloists, and is one of the pleasing numbers on the program. Y. M. C. A. NOTICE. THE SOUTHERN LYCEUM BUREAU: Dear Sir: I beg to state that the Allen Family Concert Co. have appeared in concerts on our platform twelve times in the past two years, and on each occasion we were obliged to close our ticket office and turn away people who could not get standing room. They present a pleasing and popular program, which while not too heavy, can not be criticised as too light. They play with a spirit and freedom that wins their audience, they are everything that can be desired for a good entertainment. We cannot speak in too high terms of their character and ability, and would be glad to say anything at any time, to any one you may refer to us concerning them. Very truly yours, CHAS. G. READE. Sec'y of Social Work, Y. M. C. A., Dayton, O Special Announcement. In presenting this remarkable family we feel assured we will receive thanks from the public for furnishing such a fine company of high class entertainers. Mr. and Mrs. Allen are of Ohio birth. The mother began the study of piano at the age of eight under a German professor, her father who had a thorough knowledge of music interpreted for her She began teaching at the age of twelve, having a class of from forty to fifty, and many of the pupils much older than herself. Mr. Allen was also a natural musician and received a good musical education at an early age. This naturally gave their children an early advantage of music. In the winter of 1890 they gave their first family concert which was given by father, mother and five children, the program being mostly vocal. The concerts proved such a grand success, Mr. Allen's next step was to have an orchestra in his own family. This feature added much to the success and having gotten the children very much interested, a fine set of Band instruments were purchased and a Band of eleven pieces was organized in 1898. This feature took the public by storm, as every member was made master of his or her chosen instrument, before presenting it before the public. Mr. and Mrs. Allen and their nine children, together with Mrs. Frank Allen, have taken special pains to make the family musical organization a success by carefully selecting programs that inspire and please the public. The organization now consists of a Band of twelve pieces, and Orchestra of eleven pieces, giving a double line of instrumental music. This with the vocal music makes a fine variety that has never failed to please all lovers of music. The Allen Family Concert Company are well and widely known as a fine Musical Organization. They have appeared in many of the heaviest Lecture Courses in our leading cities, as well as on many summer assembly programs, and we have yet to learn of a single occasion where their work failed to give satisfaction. This in itself should be a sufficient guarantee of their work. Having a large repertoire they are prepared to furnish Band concerts, concerts in the leading Lecture Courses, and all kinds of Summer Assembly work. COMMENTS. Akron, Ohio. A large audience turned out to hear the Famous Family of Musicians. They showed their appreciation by continuous applause, of which the Concert was well worthy.— Journal. Detroit, Mich. The Allen Family Concert Co. is all that can be desired for an evening's entertainment. The solo, duet, and quartette selections together with their excellent Band and Orchestra, made a variety that enthused the entire audience.— Detroit Free Press. Richmond, Ind. The Allen Family Band and Orchestra of Dayton, with nearly 2,000 Daytonians spent a day at Glen Miller Grove. The Allen Family rendered two of the most interesting programs from the Band stand, that Richmond ever had the pleasure of listening to. More than 5.000 of our people crowded the park, to hear the evening concert.— Daily Reporter. MALE QUARTET. This popular number is the most entertaining feature on the program. The comic songs keep up a continual laughter and applause. Mr. W. L. Allen's comic vocal solos are of the very latest and are up-to-date, which pleases the many lovers of popular music. MR C H ALLEN ranks high among the euphonium soloists of the country. The powerful tone, wonderful execution, fine technic and taste which Mr. Allen produces in solo work always brings applause. He is also master of the slide trombone, which is his chosen instrument in orchestra. Olean, N. Y. The Allen Family Concert Co. played to a large audience, and the program was a delightful one. Our citizens who attended the Cuba Temperance Assembly last summer were so delightfully entertained with the Allen Family's daily concerts that they were secured for our Lecture Course, and was the best number the course has ever had. We are pleased to hear they are re-engaged for the Summer Assembly of 1903.— Olean Ledger. Springfield, III. They are fine musicians and have a varied program that keeps their audience enthused, every selection received applause.— Daily News. Buffalo, N. Y. The Allen Family is pleasing the public. Their programs consist of both popular and standard selections, and are well attended whenever they appear in the city. Wellsville, N. Y. A packed house greeted The Allen Family Concert Co. Every body was pleased with the concert. We hope the next three numbers on our course will give the same satisfaction.— Daily Reporter. MISSES NELLIE and ELSIE ALLEN, the Violin Soloists are masters of the art, and have had the pleasure of being each others assistant for more than ten years in schooling and concert work. Miss Nellie Allen in the past seven years has had the Orchestra under her direction. She is a leader of much taste, firmness and grace, who has had experience in many branches of orchestra work. CLARINET SOLOISTS. Master Jesse and Joe Allen are without doubt the youngest professional Clarinet Soloists in the United States. They began schooling at the age of five and seven, and in the past five years have won for themselves a reputation among the Clarinet Soloists of the country. Sault de Ste, Marie, Mich. The entertainment was fine and pleased the large audience the most remarkable unassuming family ever heard of. Entertainment Com. Erie, Pa. The house was packed to its capacity, and every number r ceived applause. The Allen Family furnishes a high cla entertainment.— Lecture Course. Indianapolis, Ind. Over 1,100 patronized the A. D. S. Concert given by the Allen Family. Their program was spoken of in the highest possible terms.— Indianapolis Daily News. Figure What Dayton People Say! The Allen Family Band and Concert Co. are truly remarkable. They delighted our people.—I. J. Cahill, Pastor of Central Christian Church. The concert given by the Allen Family Band and Orchestra under the auspices of our Advance Club is spoken of in the highest possible terms.—The National Cash Register Co. The Allen Family Band and Concert Co. was attended by a large and enthusiastic audience. This Family is composed of Musical wonders indeed.— Press. MISS ELSIE ALLEN is an accomplished artist on both the Violin and Trombone. She has given these two most difficult instruments a long, careful study, and possesses all the required qualities necessary for an artist. Her technic and powerful tone creates sensation wherever she is heard. The solo work has won her many friends among the musical public. MR. F. S. ALLEN and MISS NELLIE ALLEN are Cornet Soloists who are leaving behind them a remarkable degree of satisfaction as clever artists, while their duet work is a pleasing number on the program. Mr. F. S. Allen is director of the Band, of which he has the thorough control. The most wonderful Family I ever saw or heard of. They pleased our people immensely.—Rev. Ross F. Wicks, Pastor of the Fourth Reformed Church, Dayton's only Institutional Church. At the Y. M. C. A. on Saturday evening over 1,100 tickets were sold. They were obliged to close the ticket office and about 600 were turned away, who could not even get standing room. They were re-engaged.— Times. The Allen Band and Concert Co. gave us two concer's in our High School Hall, one this year and one last. On both occasions a crowded house greeted them. Our audience|ww were delighted and enthusiastic over the entertainments—D. W. Kleperinger, Prin. of High School. Comments. Vandalia, Ohio. The Allen Family drew by far the largest audience thus far in our Lecture Course, and gave a delightful entertainment. We expect to secure them again for next year.—J. E. Peterson. Manager of High School Lecture Course. Waynesville, Ohio. The Allen Family Concert Company treated our people to one of the finest Musical entertainments that has ever been given in this place. Each member of the Family showed unusual skill and talent in his or her line. A rare and rich treat.— Gazette. Muncie, Ind. I have heard the Allen Family Band and Orchestra several times and always with interest and delight. They furnish music for the soul and render it so effectually that it always hits its mark. For lovers of music they furnish a rare treat.—Prof. W. W. Weaver, Palmer University. Hagerstown, Ind. Two excellent concerts were rendered in the City Hall last Saturday and Monday evenings under the auspices of the High School Lecture Course. They gave such good satisfaction to the immense audience on Saturday evening that they were re-engaged before the close of their program to give another concert on Monday evening. The Allen Band and Orchestera is all right. We want them back again next year.— Exponent. Franklin, Ohio. The house was packed with an appreciative audience.— News. Lakeside Assembly. The Allen Family Band and Orchestra were secured for a month, for Concerts in the Park, in the Auditorium and for preludes to the evening entertainments. They have proven to be the best organization we have ever had for their line of work. They are fine musicians and pleasant people. We were exceptionally well pleased with them.—Rev. C. W. Taneyhill, Manager and Superintendent. Xenia, Ohio. The Allen Family Concert Co. gave a delightful concert to a large audience, which showed their appreciation by their very hearty encores. The program was varied and the music fine.—A. Read. West Milton, Ohio. The Allen Family Concert Company played to a crowded house, and it was considered one of the best entertainments ever given here. Their return will again insure them a crowded house.— Record. Springborough, Ohio. The citizens and parents of Spring-borough, Ohio, and vicinity, are highly pleased with the Commencement exercises, * * * and the class deserve much credit for securing the excellent Allen Family Concert Co. New Paris, Ohio. The Allen Family Concert Co. gave an entertainment in our Hall, which was well received by our people. The solo work of different members of the Company was excellent, especially those of the Euphononium and Clarinets, by two small boys, was certainly wonderful.—M. H. Pence, Manager Opera Honse. Cuba, N. Y. The most pleasing feature of the Assembly was the Allen Family Orchestra. They have proven themselves artists and the management are more than pleased with their engagement. They will receive a royal and cordial welcome when they return to Cuba again.—Allen C. Prescott, Manager Summer Assembly. Columbus, Ohio. Every member is an artist. Their concert work has been a grand success wherever it has been given. In many years' experience in Concert and Assembly work I have never found a more pleasing company. I heartily recommend them.—Prof. S. G. Smith, Prin. of Capitol School of Music. Bellbrook, Ohio. The finest Musical entertainment ever given here, was given by the Allen Family Band and Concert Co., Friday evening, to a packed house. We can not speak too highly of this organization. They are all musicians, and also, ladies and gentlemen.— Moon. Cuba Summer Assembly. The most pleasing feature of the Assembly was the Allen Family Band and Orchestra. They are fine musicians and their entertainment alone was well worth the price of admission. They made a decided hit and the Assembly management will do well to secure them for next year.— The Patriot. Spring Valley, Ohio. Those who did not attend the entertainment given by the Allen Family Concert Co., at the Opera House, Saturday evening, missed a rare Musical treat. It was one of the best Musical entertainments ever given in Spring Valley, if old entertainment patrons are to be believed. The troup consists of ten members of one family, and each is an artist in his or her line. The solos were finely executed and the full orchestra numbers were excellent. The Company are refined ladies and gentlemen. Their program was highly satisfactory.— Blade. Jamestown, Ohio. The Allen Family Band and Concert Co. gave a fine Concert here in the Opera House, which was considered a rare treat. Should they return, a large audience will again greet them.—C. W. Sharp, Manager of Opera House. Miamisburg, Ohio. One of the best Musical entertainments we have had the pleasure of attending was given at the City Hall, by the Allen Family Band and Concert Co. The Clarinet solos by Masters Jesse and Joe Allen, and Cornet solo by Mr. Allen, were particularly fine. The finest Family Musical organization on the road.— News. Cleveland, Ohio. The Allen Family pleased a large audience. They have a variety seldom heard in a Musical entertainment.— Plain Dealer. Columbus, Ohio. The Allen Family Concert Co. are fine musicians, and render a high class entertaining program.— Ohio State Journal. Toledo, Ohio. The most entertaining number we have ever had on our Lecture Course, was The Allen Family Concert Co. They please and satisfy all lovers of music. And I heartily recommend them to any Lecture Course management, desiring a popular high class company. The solo numbers both vocal and instrumental were excellent.— Rev. Gauver. Lima, Ohio. The Allen Family Concert Co. gave a delightful entertainment and pleased a large audience— League Lecture Course. Specimen Program First Part—ORCHESTRA. 1. (a) March—Selected (b) Selection—Characteristic 2. Euphonium Solo—Concertino C. H. Allen. Brooks 3. Overture (Descriptive)—At the Old Grist Mill Miller Synopsis—The break of day—The birds revel in their morning songs—Barnyard imitation—Starting of the mill—Clatter of the hopper—Rushing of the water—The mill at work—Slowing down of the mill for the noon hour—Starting of the mill to finish the day's labor—Stopping the mill, and the bull frogs at evening. 4. Violin Duet—Alpenklange Misses Nellie and Elsie Allen. Greenwald 5. Cornet Solo—Threese F. S. Allen. Thos. Waldron 6. Clarinet Duet—Robert DeDiableJesse and Joe Allen. Meyerbeer 7. Vocal Medley Overture—Comique Arranged by Jesse Allen (a) Vocal Solo—Joe Allen (b) Vocal Solo—W. L. Allen (c) Vocal Duet—Jesse and Joe Allen (d) Grand Chorus—Entire Company 8. Overture—Pique Dame Suppe INTERMISSION. Second Part—BAND. 9. Overture—Poet and Peasant Suppe 10. Male Quartette—Selected Messrs. W. L., F. S, Jesse and Joe Allen. 11. Cornet Duet—LaRegoloncita Mr. F. S and Miss Nellie Allen. Braham 12. Trombone Solo—SelectedMiss Elsie Allen. 13. Clarinet Solo—Home Sweet Home Air, Variations Rollinson Joe Allen. 14. Overture (Descriptive)—Hunting Scene Bucaloso Synopsis—The morning breaks calm and peaceful—The birds singing—The huntsmen prepare for the chase, and their bugle calls are answered by huntsman from the distance—They draw nearer—The parties join, singing—The road is alive with horsemen—Cracking of whips Clattering of hoofs—Barking of dogs—Shout of the huntsmen—Killing the fox—Return of the hunters. Instrumentation of Band and Orchestra. BAND—2 Cornets, 2 Clarinets, 3 Altos, 1 Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Bass Drum, Snare Drum. ORCHESTRA—Two 1st Violins, One 2nd Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Flute, Cornet, Trombone, Bass, Piano, Double Drums. Thos. Allen Viola Tuba Father and Mother Mrs. Thos Allen Piano Bass Drum W. L. Allen Contra Bass Alto Vocal C. H. Allen Trombone Euphonium F. S. Allen Cornet Cornet Vocal Mrs. F. S. Allen Violin Alto Vocal Nellie Allen Violin Cornet, Piano Elsie Allen Violin Trombone Jesse Allen Flute Clarinet Vocal Joe Allen Clarinet Clarinet Vocal Albert Allen Double Drums Snare Drum Edwin Allen Alto Vocal Press Praises. Springfield, Ohio. A large audience filled the Auditorium of the Y. M. C. A., to enjoy the Concert by the Famous Allen Family Band and Orchestra. It was one of the best, if not the very best yet given in the Auditorium. The Allen Family comprises eleven skilled musicians making an excellent orchestra which gives a fine and varied program, of popular airs, well known operas and standard authors. They have played in many Star Lecture Courses over the country and they are well classed among the best musical attractions of their line on the platform.— Gazette. Sandusky, Ohio. We are to be congratulated on securing the Allen Family Band and Orchestra which certainly deserves special notice. The family band consists of eleven members, each an artist in his or her line. We can best voice the sentiment of the public by saying, Come again.— Register. New York City, N. Y. The Allen Family Band and Orchestra enjoys a reputation for the excellence of its playing that is unique Everywhere they have been heard, both press and public have been unanimous in their praise. Their reputation is first class. During the past five years innumerable Concerts have been given by the Band and Orchestra, and on all occasions crowded and well satisfied audiences have attended. The class of music played by this organization is the best. They have justly earned for themselves the merited applause.— The Dominant, Astor Court. Eaton, Ohio. A well pleased audience left our Opera House after listening to the Musical Wonders. They render a fine class of music that is pleasing, elevating and entertaining. The solos were finely executed, especially the Clarinet solos by the two small boys. A crowded house will greet them should they desire to return.— Register.
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