This Day in History: 1871-04-30

Guillaume Balay, French cornetist, winner in 1894 cornet competition at the Paris Conservatory, played alto horn in the Music Corps at the Chateauneuf-du-Faou (1883), cornet with the 19th Infantry Regiment, director of the 119th Infantry Regiment in Courbevois (1894), head of music at the Garde R├ępublicaine (1911-1927), composed numerous solos and etudes for cornet as well as a method book (1914), born in Crozon, France.