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Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: The Bowery Boys perform onstage at the Sound Storm music festival. Band members from left to right are Jeff Amundson on vocals, T. J. Wipperman on trombone...

Photograph

Pipe Organ Model

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio photograph of a model or prototype of a pipe organ. Original caption reads: "organ from the collection of James Lowth, inventor."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a woman flanked by two men, all standing, wearing minstrel costumes and blackface makeup. The men are pl...

Date: 1961-04-21 

Description: Admiring a four-tiered anniversary cake at a banquet celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority are, left to right, Helen Pete...

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: View from stage looking out towards crowd of Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzmann playing guitar and drums (respectively) with the Grateful Dead at the Sound S...

Photograph

Band and Audience

Date: 1946 

Description: An audience watches a musical group put on a show in a tent at the Kansas State Fair.

Date: 1944-01-22 

Description: Sergeant Ed Gigowski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plays his accordion for some members of the 121st Field Artillery Battalion at Saidor, New Guinea (present da...

Photograph

Alma Center Band

Date:  date unknown

Description: Band posed playing in a circle formation, probably the Alma Center Band, in a concert on the lawn in front of the Jackson County Court House. The house in...

Date: 1941-08-15 

Description: Iva Rindlisbacher (left), Helene Stratman-Thomas, and Lois Rindlisbacher at the Swiss bells. The bells stand was built by Otto Rindlisbacher, Iva's husband...

Photograph

Old Time Fiddlers

Date: 1948-04-05 

Description: Posed with their fiddles are Theodore Rygh, Jr., of Woodford, left - third place finisher, and Herman "Tex" Falkenstein, of Madison, right - second place f...

Date: 1959-03-31 

Description: The Philharmonic Chorus of Madison rehearses a portion of a Bach motet with accompanist Julia Benoy Landmark, seated. Left to right, they are Elizabeth Boh...

Photograph

Group Party Picture

Date:  

Description: Party picture. They are making fun of their pal 'Lucky" Demo's band.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Peter Obranovich (better known at the time as "Pete Bobo"), promoter for the festival, wearing a blue and yellow bucket hat, standing on the side of the st...

Photograph

Washington Mansion

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of musicians and dancers in front of the Washington Mansion, a wooden home build in 1811 by David Hammond. A band and dancers occupy the front lawn.

Historical Essay

Polka Rhythms Bandstand

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bandstand used by Chad Przybylski and his Polka Rhythms of Pulaski, Wisconsin, from c. 1980 until 2003. (Museum object #2003.10.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Drum kit used by Viroqua, Wisconsin, native Butch Vig when he played with the bands Spooner, Fire Town, and the Grammy-nominated Garbage. (Museum object)

Date: 1932-03-23 

Description: Lee Sims, piano player, and Ilo Mae Bailey, singer, at WIBA radio, NBC studios.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of The Bowery Boys performing onstage at the Sound Storm music festival. Band members are Ken Heim on organ, Richard Wiegel on guitar, Jeff A...

Date: 1959-02-05 

Description: Charlotte Burr (left) and Margaret Wilber, standing, inspect the musical program for the Sigma Alpha Iota Benefit Musicale. Seated is Nancy Becknell, and...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from audience of Illinois Speed Press performing on stage at night at the Sound Storm music festival.

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