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Event Detail Information

Date Oct 3, 2012 - Sep 16, 2013
Location Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign
Cost No Cost
Sponsor Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Phone 217-244-9309
Event type Exhibit
Views 67819
Originating Calendar Library Calendar

Charles Strothkamp played clarinet in the Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and as he travelled with the ensemble his camera meticulously documented the off-stage life of his music colleagues, including Mr. and Mrs. Sousa, and the many different communities and theaters the band played throughout its 1926-1930 American tours. This photographic exhibition explores the humorous and everyday exploits of Charles Strothkamp as a member of the Sousa Band, and also highlights some of the Strothkamp family’s cross-country travels at the beginning of America’s Great Depression when Charles wasn’t on tour with the band.