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Brass Bands from the Mining Boom Era

Don Larry, Historian and Founder of Arizona’s official historical brass band, The Territorial Brass, takes listeners on a tour of Arizona’s mining town bands.

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It is the goal of Territorial Brass to replicate the brass bands that were active in Arizona and New Mexico during the territorial periods. Brass bands were organized in the settlements of Prescott, Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, Mesa, Yuma, Kingman, and many of the mining towns such as Bisbee, Morenci, Jerome and Globe. Read more