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Long Level and Pleasureville were big enough to field bands?

Vera Miller is among those who have enjoyed Norma Bear Gates’ book on Zion View – “… the way it was” (The sequel was “More About … the way it was.”)

I grew up in Strinestown and my sister lives in Zion View, so I could relate to many of the places. I thoroughly enjoyed her book – it brought back the good old days.

What a pleasant surprise when I saw the picture of the Zion View Band and realized that my grandfather, Steward “Red” Walter, was the bass drummer. I never knew he was in the Zion View Band!

She has some leads to some other old community bands: …

Quite a few years ago, she purchased a “Long Level Band” uniform at a public sale.

She also have a poster that reads:

Sacred Band Concert
Commonwealth Band of Pleasureville
Prof. Alfred Gingerich, Conductor
Sat., Nov. 18, 1939 – 7:30 p.m.
Paddletown Church
Everybody Welcome

She asked: Do you or any of your readers have any information on the Long Level Band, or the Commonwealth Band of Pleasureville?

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