Wind Band Activity In and Around New York ca. 1830-1950 (Paperback Edition). Edited by Frank J. Cipolla and Donald Hunsberger. Reference Textbooks; Textbook - Instrumental. Donald Hunsberger Wind Library. Essays presented at the 26th Biennial Conference of the College Band Directors National Association, New York, NY, February 2005.. Book. 136 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.24799).
The rich history and tradition of the American wind band was heavily influenced by the influx of immigrants into the New York area during the 19th and 20th centuries. With their varied cultural backgrounds, building upon their diverse musical experiences and a wide variety of instruments and ensemble instrumentation, the seeds for the contemporary American wind band were planted. The story of the American wind band is revealed in this diverse collection of essays. Fascinating reading for band scholars everywhere!