The Comets


The Comets


Group photo of the Bank's town band, The Comets. They formed in 1908 with nineteen musicians, who played at various venues and neighboring towns. The men is this photo, left to right, are: Charles Barrett, Henry Dooley, Mike Schramel, Frank Vandermolen, Charles Dodson, Toralv M. Engen, Fred Schlegel, Bill Vandermolen, Jake Vandermolen, Bill Walker, Bert Vandermolen, John Kesller, Chet Roberts, Charles Rieling, Clay Dooley, John Wunderlich, Wm Otto Galloway, and Joe Smith. Their instructor was Julius Franklin Peerenboom.
1915 The Comets; (Banks, Oregon's 1st Band photo on Main Street, Banks OR); The Comets formed in 1908 with nineteen musicians who wore handome [sic] band uniforms & caps. They played at many functions, including church. Many Saturday nights, they would board the train at Banks and travel to Timber where they to perform.; Left to right: Charles Barrett, Henry Dooley, Mike Schramel b1877-d1968, Frank Vandermolen, Charles Dodson b1871-d1939, 'Tom' Toralv M. Engen b1884-d1965, Fred Schlegal [sic] b1884-d1962, Bill Vandomelen, Jake Vandomelen, Bill Walker, Bert Vandomelen, John Kessler b1884-d1960, Chet Roberts, Charles Rieling, Clay Dooley, John Wunderlich b1881-d1966, Wm Otto Galloway b1884-d1954, Joe J Smith, Julius Franklin Peerenboom b1879-d1947(instructor) of Roy, Oregon [donator's name and address excised]

Date Created

circa 1908


gelatin silver prints






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