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June Pelo
16-11-05, 01:39
Here's a photo of John Swan, his wife Edla and the first three children born to them: Ellen, Einar and Walter. John appears to be wearing the uniform of the John Sousa Band - it was said that he played with the band for a period of time. This is the only known picture of Edla Aaltonen.

June

Juha
16-11-05, 07:48
Nice picture!

Thank You, June.

Juha

jeanette
19-11-05, 07:29
The following links have articles about Sousa
http://www.themediadrome.com/content/articles/history_articles/sousa.htm
http://www.dws.org/sousa/
At the Center for American Musica Sousa Archives
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/sousa/?p=spt#
Click on Featured Acquisitions for a timeline which with patience sreveals performance dates and featured musicians. A new book is due to be released on John Sousa.

Jeanette

June Pelo
19-11-05, 18:12
Thanks, Jeanette. I had found a list online of members of the Sousa Band, but didn't find Swan listed. So he probably played guest appearances and his name wasn't recorded.

June