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Bill Bateman

Bill Bateman

Member of the Cowboy Band at Simmons University (now Hardin-Simmons University) in Abilene, TX 1930. Photo 1930 Bronco yearbook.

C. M. Farnum

C. M. Farnum

Member of the Cowboy Band at Simmons University (now Hardin-Simmons University) in Abilene, TX 1930. Photo 1930 Bronco yearbook.

Simmons University Cowboy Band, Abilene 1929 Section 3

Simmons University Cowboy Band, Abilene 1929 Section 3

Simmons University, now Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas Cowboy Band.

Simmons University Cowboy Band, Abilene, Texas 1929 Section 2

Simmons University Cowboy Band, Abilene, Texas 1929 Section 2

Simmons University, now Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas Cowboy Band.

Caption reads: The Best Known Band in the World, leaving Texas June First and playing 18 weeks on Broadway, New York. The Famous Cowboy Band, official Band of the Texas Hoover Delegation.

Photo by National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, 1929.

Cornet Players, far left could be (three of these) - Roy Reeves, Byron Kidwell, J. W. Thomas, Roy Weatherby, Richard Walker, Emmett Howard, E. V. Lancaster, John A. Hutchison, Ray Fesmire, Jack Roberts, Frank Homesley

Saxophone Players could be Bob Whipkey, Elmer Spears, Charles Logsdon, Joe McCluskey, Howard Farmer, Louis Bailey, Elie Lam

Drummers could be (two of) Otha Hillyard, Harry Hayes, Myron Corbin, Estell Patterson

Simmons University Cowboy Band, Abilene, Texas 1929 Section 1

Simmons University Cowboy Band, Abilene, Texas 1929 Section 1

Simmons University, now Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas Cowboy Band.

Simmons University, Abilene, Texas Cowboy Band 1927-28

Simmons University, Abilene, Texas Cowboy Band 1927-28

Simmons University Cowboy Band 1927-28

Simmons University, now Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas.

Band Members:

D. O. Wiley, Director; Y. P. Kuhn, Drum Major; G. B. Sandefer, Manager; Frank R. Rainwater, Asst. Director; Byron Pollock, Publicity Manager; Wayland Cox, Secretary

Cornets - Roy Reeves, Byron Kidwell, J. W. Thomas, Roy Weatherby, Richard Walker, Emmett Howard, E. V. Lancaster, John A. Hutchison, Ray Fesmire, Jack Roberts, Frank Homesley

Trombones - Robert Tietze, Wallace Wimberly, Claude Wilson, Cleo Hazel, Alden Sanders

Clarinets - H. A. Anderson, Ray Sims, Elmo Lowe, Clyde Rowe, Robert Malone, T. A. Smith, Francis Fry, Charles Bailey, Paul Hilsman, Wayland Cox, DeWitt Black, Adrian Crumpler, William Bartlett, Harold Owen

Percussion - Otha Hillyard, Harry Hayes, Myron Corbin, Estell Patterson

Flute - William Corder

Horns - Moody Logan, Hines Sims, Frances Stultz, Cleve Blackyard, Harold Voss

Saxophones - Bob Whipkey, Elmer Spears, Charles Logsdon, Joe McCluskey, Howard Farmer, Louis Bailey, Elie Lam

Basses - R. E. Simpson, Ray Garrett

Baritones - Knox Kelly, Opie Clark, Charles Dyer

Photo from the 1928 Bronco, yearbook of Simmons University, Abilene, Texas.

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