Articles with information on the BCB and its predecessors (bibliography)

Biblography (in chronological order)

“Allen Chambers.” Bloomington Progress, 28 May 1873, 3. [Harrodsburg Brass Band]

McIlveen, Rose. “Band concert draws crowds from surrounding counties.”[summary of a story that appeared in the Bloomington Saturday Courier, June 18,1881.]

“Disbanding of the Coffey-Livingston Band announced with the arrival of Jack Linington.”  Bloomington, Republican Progress, 21 December 1887, 3.

“Birth of Bloomington’s Mechanics Band.” Bloomington, ????, May 4, 1888.

Miller, D. C. “‘Hoosier Charm Band’ of 1891.” Bloomington, Bloomington World?, unknown.

Anonymous. “Bloomington Bands: something about the tooters of long ago.” (“Bloomington Bands: A History–Part 1.“) Bloomington, Bloomington World, June 24, 1896, 4.(All 3 parts reproduced at:

Bloomington Bands: A History–Part 2.” Bloomington, Bloomington World, 24 June 1896, 4.

Bloomington Bands: A History–Part 3.” Bloomington, Bloomington World, 24 June 1896, 4.

“Smithville Band Members.” Bloomington, Daily Telephone, 6 February 1911, 1.

“Council votes to give $500 to city band.” Bloomington, Daily Telephone, 22 September 1920, 2.

“Old Band Men to Take Part In Dedication Tonight.” Bloomington, Daily Telephone, 22 August 1928, 8.

Seward, Fred A. [Paper Read Before the Monroe County Historical Society, January 11, 1940] (Summary

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“Former City Band Director Dies in Oxford.” Bloomington, Daily Telephone, May 14, 1942, 1.

Miller, D. C. “Bloomington’s Mechanics Band in 1886, Bloomington, World Telephone, August 14, 1947, ?

Reed, Bennett P. “Bloomington Band of 1911.” Bloomington Daily Herald, ~1949.

Mrs. R.F.D. (The Hoosier Farm Wife). “Let us have music in country schools.” Bloomington, World Telephone, October 5, 1953, ?

Mrs. R.F.D. (The Hoosier Farm Wife). “Park band concert is blissfully relaxing.”Bloomington, World Telephone, July 26, 1961, ?.

Mrs. R.F.D. (The Hoosier Farm Wife). “Dusk slowly gathers as the band plays on.”Bloomington, World Telephone, July 13, 1962, ?.

Flynn, Faye L. “The great Consolidated Band of Southern Indiana was the largest musical organization of its kind.” Six County Topics, v. 1 no 38, August 6, 1969, 1, 2.

Skole, Janet. “Band mixed bag of fun for all.”Bloomington, The Herald-Telephone, July 1979?, ?.

Anonymous. “4-year-old Community Band to entertain at H-T open houses.” Bloomington,The Herald-Telephone, September 19, 1982, ?.

Anonymous. “Bloomington has rich community band heritage.”Bloomington, Sunday Herald-Times, July 10, 1983, C1, C7.

Heppner-Plotinsky, Anita. “Band concerts under the sky a summer treat.Bloomington,Sunday Herald-Times, July 10, 1983, C1, C7.

Fancher, John. “Newell Long named musician of the year.”Bloomington, The Herald-Telephone, November 12, 1985, A4.

Anonymous. “Community Band to start rehearsals.” Bloomington, The Herald-Telephone, January 9, 1987, D2.

Mills, Kathleen. “Bloomington Community Band plays ‘for the people’.” Bloomington, The Herald-Telephone, August 13, 1993, D1, D8.

Anonymous.”Bloomington Community Band to perform at train festival.”Spencer, Evening World, August 25, 1994, 1.

Anonymous. “Party for the band leader.” Bloomington, The Herald-Times, February 27, 1995, ?.

Hinnefeld, Steve. “Festivals, fun band musicians together.”Bloomington, The Herald-Times, July 3, 1997, A1, A11.

Asher, Gena. “Strike up the band!”Bloomington, The Herald-Times, March 23, 1998, C1.

Ley, Jan. “Band is playing with a big sound.”Bloomington, The Herald-Times, August 7, 2000, C1.

Horn, David. “Community Band celebrates anniversary: All-volunteer group will perform Dec. 14.”Bloomington, The Hoosier-Times, November 10, 2002, E1.

“REMC helps bring harmony to town square.” [Orleans], Electronic Consumer, November 2004, ?.

Anonymous. “Bloomington Community Band needs percussionists.” Elletsville, Elletsville Journal, April 2005, 1.

Robbins, Rebecca. “At 40-something, she rediscovered her inner band geek.”Bloomington,The Herald-Times, August 9, 2005, A6.

Rodriguez, Mercedes.”The band plays on: Bloomington Community Band recruits from wide range of musical skills.” Bloomington, The Herald-Times, June 8, 2006, D1.

Blankenship, Devin. “Your community, your community band.“ Bloomington, Culture Week, v. 4 no. 12, December 2007, 12.

Mathiesen, Penelope.”The Sewards and Bloomington Bands.” Monroe County Historian, October 2008,
no. 5, pp. 5, 6.

“Community band is long-time tradition in Bloomington.” Bloomington, The Herald-Times, 13 January 2009, ?.

“Legendary musicians to teach community band.” Bloomington, HoosierTimes, 8 February 2009, D10.

“Orleans Summer Concert In the Park series in its ninth season.” Orange County Community Guide, Summer 2009, 18.

Robbins, Rebecca. “Downtown parade delights despite drizzle.” Bloomington,HoosierTimes, 5 July 2009, A1, A4.

“Bloomington band partners with Community Kitchen to present Friday concert.” Bloomington, The Herald-Times, 22 July 2009, D5.

Moyer, Traci. “Concert pulls people to courthouse square Saturday.” Martinsville, The Reporter-Times, 17 August 2009, A1, A3.

“2010 Buskirk-Chumley grant recipients announced.” Bloomington, The Herald-Times, 23 December 2009, D4.

Brown, Daniel. “Community Band blooms at the Buskirk.”  Indiana Daily Student, 29 May 2010; posted online 26 May 2010.

Sandweiss, Lee Ann. “Playing for the love of music.” Bloomington, Bloom, June/July 2010, 36.

Wiggins, Gary. “History of the Bloomington Community Band.Monroe County Historian,August 2011,
no. 4, pp. 4, 7.

“Band meets its goal for fundraising in 2012.” Bloomington, The Herald-Times, 8 January 2013, A5.

“The Seward Family Bands.”