Eps 74 Bands: Docie Green and LB – Bayside – Textile

Local Bands, The Arts

Docie Green of Green's Pharmacy with Rachel and Ali - courtesy Jeannie Hawtin

This is a really fun video about three bands we’ve heard about in Havre de Grace’s history. Docie Green (of Green’s Pharmacy) played a number of instruments and was a member of the LB Band.

Instruments owned by Docie Green of Havre de Grace: 4 saxophones, flute, and clarinet
Up close view of two of Docie Green's saxophones
A maraca owned by Docie Green of Green's Pharmacy, Havre de Grace
Maraca – owned by Docie Green courtesy Jeannie Hawtin

These amazing instruments can be seen in a case at Bahoukas Antique Mall as part of our casual historian’s Havre de Grace MuZeum. A special ‘thank you’ to Jeannie Hawtin.

Does anyone know what LB stood for and/or
have any other information and photos?

our casual historian
Docie Green, seen here 3rd from left playing saxophone in the LB Band of Havre de Grace
LB Band – Docie Green of Green’s Pharmacy – 3rd from left – image courtesy Jeannie Hawtin

THE TEXTILE BAND of the early 1900s is an interesting tale. We hope to share more info on the band and textile mills in Havre de Grace in a forthcoming blog post. If you need a sneak peek, GO TO Marita’s site. (Apologies, I’ll add the photo in early November.)

The Bayside Cornet Band

Bayside Cornet Band of Havre de Grace, early 1900s Havre de Grace, MD
The Bayside Band of Havre de Grace
early 1900s
Bayside Band on a steamer - Havre de Grace, MD
The Bayside Band – early 1900s –
aboard a steamer

The Bayside Cornet Band early 1900s

Tydings Park was known originally as Bayside Park and then City Park and contains about seven acres. A beautiful gazebo, or bandstand, stands in the middle of the park and thought to have been con-structed in 1907; the Bayside Cornet Band often performed there until around 1915.

from Historic Havre de Grace

Wow, another apology! Forgot to find the photo of the old instruments believed to belong to a member of the Bayside Band. And in the near future, more about Theodore Ascherfeld, composer of the Havre de Grace High School March.

Remember, don’t throw the Havre de Grace ‘stuff’ out when you’re cleaning out a home, settling an estate, or just ‘downsizing,’ without checking in with George. Don’t give him cause to cry!!!

Our ‘casual historian’ is always waiting for your stories and any memorabilia you may want to share.

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