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WPA band in Dayton
Description: Original description reads: "W.P.A. band at Linden Community Center, Dayton, Ohio, June 29, 1936. Louis Becker, director." The Federal Music Project (FMP), a WPA-sponsored federal project, was designed to give employment to professional musicians registered on the relief rolls during the great depression. The project employed these musicians as instrumentalists, singers, concert performers, and teachers of music. Dr. Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, was appointed Director of the FMP. The program was initiated in September 1935 and continued until June 1939, at which time individual states were given the responsibility of continuing or ending current projects. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B12F08_018_001
Subjects: Bands (Music); Musicians--Ohio; Federal Music Project (U.S.); United States. Works Progress Administration
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)