Band is steeped in LDS lore

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  • Terry Dyer
    April 26, 2008 8:04 a.m.

    Durung recent family history research I have discovered that a James Glade born in Yarcombe,Devon,England in 1831 played in the Nauvoo Legion Band and Salt Lake Municipal Band during the 1860's.He was married to a Mary Dyer of Burrington,Somerset,England who is one of my ancestors.She sadly died in childbirth travelling across the plains of Nebraska at Florence on her way to Utah.If there are any other details available regarding his time in Salt Lake City I would appreciate hearing from anyone.
    Terry Dyer (eastbourne,England)

  • Alan Pitt
    April 2, 2008 7:59 a.m.

    Thank you for the article. As you might guess, I am also a descendant (2nd great grandson) of William Pitt. Our little branch of the family tree (Moroni William, James Melvin) has all been blessed with musical abilities as well-- I feel certain that Brother Joseph, or Brigham Young, or someone back then layed their hands on Grandpa's head and blessed him that music would always be an important legacy of his posterity.

  • Nancy Goddard Baker
    April 1, 2008 11:24 a.m.

    Thank you for your article. I am a descendant of James Standing who played in the band. He was the secretary for a time. He play when Willim Pitt was the leader. Music is very important in our family too and I am thankful for that.

  • Karen Young
    April 1, 2008 10:49 a.m.

    I enjoyed this story very much. I knew William Pitt's grandson Kim and his family in Yuba City CA. Kim is very talented musically too!

  • Lori Pitt and Brent Meisinger
    April 1, 2008 10:21 a.m.

    Thank you for your article. I am a direct descendant of William Pitt and we have named our son, William Pitt Meisinger, after him. The legacy established by William Pitt and the Nauvoo Brass Band is greatly respected in our family and music continues to be of utmost importance in our lives. We hope this legacy will have a positive influence on our son, and that he will be able to build upon the example of his namesake.