The Equality Home Band was organized in the fall of 1904 with eighteen charter
members. They were Earl Helm, Al. Beltz, Matt. Wathen, D.W. Grimes, Henry Baldwin, Victor Pearce, A.C. Pickering, Jess Turner,
FRANK FLANDERS, O.C. Breeze, Orval PURCELL, James MCLAIN, E.V. Baldwin, J.C. Coyle, C.O. Dempsey, Carl W. Wright, James Dixon
and Roland MCHENRY - - - - Mr. Marshall R. Moore was their first instructor and was an ever faithful member until his death.
The Band has known a number of directors since. Those remembered are J.B. Smith,
Harry G. Moore, Victor Pearce, Lee A. Stader and Guy E. Malin.
This Band was organized at the suggestion of J.C. Coyle following a visit of
the Carrier Mills Band which was engaged to furnish music for the first Equality Industrial Exposition, in (1904).
No doubt the bright red uniforms and shiny brass instruments did much to arouse the enthusiasm of the citizens and to promote
It is interesting to know that one year from the date of the organization of
this band, only nine of the original eighteen members remained, but the membership still remained eighteen or more.