Early Mormon leaders realized the value of music as an important element in spiritual and recreational activities. Consequently, they encouraged and sponsored musical groups.
Three pioneer bands of Salt Lake City—the Nauvoo Brass Band, Nauvoo Legion Martial Band, and Quadrille Band—had originated during the early 1840's in Nauvoo, Illinois, under the sponsorship of Joseph Smith. They performed at all important civic and social occasions.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Music
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cook, Martha Tingey, "Pioneer Bands and Orchestras of Salt Lake City" (1960). Theses and Dissertations. 4619.
Music, History, criticism, Utah, Salt Lake City, Bands, Music, Orchestra, 19th century