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Manchester Civic Band Performing at Library Centennial Festival

North Manchester’s Public Library is celebrating one hundred years, and the Civic Band is part of the festivities at an upcoming event on Saturday, June 14th. In 1908 this library was started by the North Manchester Woman’s Club and located within the Town Hall. By April 1911 the library moved to a new building funded by Andrew Carnegie, and moved again to the former location of Central School in 1995 with a gift from the Mary K. Peabody Foundation. Did you know that in 2007 dollars, Andrew Carnegie net worth would be at $298.3 billion? Compare that to today’s richest man in the world, Warren Buffet, who is worth a mere $52.4 billion.

Popular music releases of 1908 included John Philip Sousa’s “The Fairest of the Fair,” Scott Joplin’s “Fig Leaf Rag,” and baseball’s unofficial anthem “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” You may have heard the band play some of those tunes over the years. It was also the year that Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.

The Civic Band will be playing on the library lawn at 11:30 AM, bring your blanket or chairs! One of the band’s favorite dishes, hot dogs with lots of fixings, will be provided as part of the festival at noon. Join us for our first concert of the 2008 season!

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Posted at 8:52 am on June 5th, 2008. RSS Feed

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