Glenwood’s Cowboy Band entertained statewide
Registrar, Frontier Historical Museum
The Glenwood Springs Cowboy Band marched through Denver’s streets in October, 1912, leading the industrial parade during the Festival of Mountain and Plain.
Their miniature stagecoach was drawn by four horses. An enormous bass drum followed, requiring two men to transport it down the street. Cowboy attire, fine music, and the soprano voice of Mable Moore made the band of musical “cowboys” a favorite of parade spectators.
The cowboy band originated in May, 1911, when Pueblo’s Jack Sinclair, who founded previous cowboy bands, brought the idea to Glenwood Springs. Talented local musicians quickly joined Sinclair’s band. After a month’s practice, they marched in the 1911 Strawberry Day parade. Afterward, the music of the Cowboy Band kept festival participants dancing in the streets.
The band became a favorite in communities where they performed, and they never disappointed their audience.
Even after their stagecoach was wrecked and two band members injured during a runaway incident at the Festival of Mountain and Plain, the band performed in three additional festival parades and at several scheduled concerts.
The Glenwood Springs Cowboy Band was one of the town’s best musical groups. Their efforts did much to entertain and to promote the town of Glenwood Springs.
“Frontier Diary” is provided to the Glenwood Post Independent by the Frontier Historical Society and Museum, 1001 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs. Winter hours are 1-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Saturday.
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