Kelly’s Band

Performed from about ? until ? –

The band was also called Kelly’s Silver Cornet Band.4,p148

From this musicians it’s known that they played in the Brass Band:

Cornet/trumpet Thomas Kelly (I´m not sure if he played cornet, but mostly the cornet player was the leader so..), Percy Humphrey, Burke Stevenson
Bariton horn
Alto horn
Snare drum
Bass drum
Leader Thomas Kelly

1871: August 15
Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert at the Mechanics Institute. 4,p148

1871: October 10
The band again Appeared at the Mechanics Institute. 4,p149

1872: April 12
On April 18 the Louisianian reported:
“On Friday night last, a numer of gentlemen accompanied by Kelly’s brass band gave a fine serenade to Hon. Frederick Douglas at the residence of Lieut. Governor Pinchback….4,p149

1873: May 13
The Louisianian reported there were three picnics in City Park. One of them was Kelly’s Band. 4,p146

1874: May 28
The band was present on the “Sumner Boy´s School Picnic” given at the City Park. 4,p151

1875: October 30
The Louisianian was reporting the funeral for General Barber of the State Militia. Kelly´s Brass Band played at the procession “playing slow music”. 4,p154

Kelly´s Band was mentioned in a report of 1878 wrote by James M. Trotter (Music and some highly musical people). 1,p8

1922: playing a Zulu Parade
Percy Humphrey (tp), Burke Stevenson (tp)


Sources books:
1 Brass Bands & New Orleans Jazz by William J. Schafer
4 New Orleans Jazz: a revised history by R. Collins