From the June 8, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Young People’s Band Has 28 Members.
Held First Meeting Friday Evening — Benefit Social to be Held Saturday Evening.
The Young People’s Band held its first regular meeting at the Royal Hall Friday evening, with a large attendance. A twenty-eight piece band was organized as follows:
Cornets: — Vernon Barrett, Hope Manchester, Eleanor Montgomery, Mrs. R. J. McClain, Carter Botkin, Howard Earley, Everett Long, Alice Barrett.
Clarinets: — Ralph Conrad, Erman Miller, Eula Miller, Pauline Rodman, Margaret Strickler.
Alto: — Harry Lyle, Clarence King, Denton Peoples.
Slide Trombone: — Harry McDaniel, Hiram Montgomery, Ella Manchester, Douglas Linville.
Tenor: — Douglas Wells.
Piccolo: — Carl Hilgerth.
Baritone: — James Earley.
Bass: — Earl King.
Saxophones: — Johnny Conrad and Homer Beverlin.
Snare Drum: — Pauline Manchester.
Bass Drum: — Richard Barrett.
This is a splendid line-up for a band, and there are doubtless others who will join later. A great deal of interest is being taken, and with regular practice and plenty of it, there is reason to believe that Skidmore will have a first class band.
A social will be held on the lots north of the Monarch, Saturday evening, the proceeds to go to the new band. Home-made ice cream and cake will be served at 15 cents.