• Steve Barnett

Military Recital Will Be Given Monday Night


From The Indianapolis News, Saturday, March 2: A military recital to benefit the African American band of the 317th Engineer Regiment, of Camp Sherman, Ohio will be given at Caleb Mills Hall, southeast corner of Pennsylvania and North Streets, Monday evening under the auspices of the choir of Allen Chapel, A.M.E. [African Methodist Episcopal] Church. A large audience is expected to attend the program which will be given by an octet of the 317th Engineer Regiment, assisted by the local Home Trio, the Allen Chapel choir, and the Hoosier Favorite Quartet. The latest war songs, black songs, and folk melodies will be featured. The band was organized because of the musical ability of a large number of men in the regiment. Gov. Goodrich will give a short address. Proceeds of the recital will be used toward paying for instruments.

“Military Recital Will Be Given Monday Night,” The Indianapolis News, 2 March 1918, p. 18:2

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