North Dakota State Band Records, 1911-1927
Primary Creator: North Dakota State Band
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 11/20/2011
In 1906, a group of musicians in Pekin, North Dakota, decided to organize a band. They were incorporated in April 1911, at which time they chose the name of North Dakota State Band. The first elected officers were O. S. Hauge, President; P. A. Lee, Vice President; B. K. Enstad, Secretary; and O. E. Bergstrom, Treasurer. Professor W. H. Williams was band director at the time. A stand was erected in a lot in Pekin for rehearsal purposes. The band was invited to perform at fairs and other events in North Dakota communities and even performed in Manitoba. In 1913, the band participated in a Sons of Norway festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and was nearly selected to perform in Norway in 1914, but narrowly lost out to a band from Canada. After nearly 21 years, in April 1927, the remaining band members voted for dissolution.
Source: Pekin Jubilee History Committee. Pekin Golden Jubilee, 1906-1956, September 11-12. Pekin, ND: 1956.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Pat Flaagan and Diane Hoverheland, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Acquisition Method: Donation; 2011-3137
Related Materials: Sheyenne Telephone Company Records, OGLMC 1590
Preferred Citation: (Description of item). North Dakota State Band Records. OGLMC 1609. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Processing Information: Processed by Amber Bouret, Special Collections work-study student, in October 2012.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding Aid added to Archon in October 2012.
Other Note: The collection is housed with the Sheyenne Telephone Company Records, OGLMC 1590, because the two collections were donated together.
Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Ledger book of meeting minutes, 1911-1927],
[Folder 2: Loose materials from ledger book, 1911-1927],