This Day in History: 1915-09-05

Leonard Meretta, American trumpeter and conductor, trumpet soloist with The Major Bowes Show (very popular radio show on NBC), played in the bands of Edwin Franko Goldman, Percy Grainger, Frank Simon, Ernest Williams and George Howard, assistant band director at the University of Michigan, trumpet teacher at Western Michigan University, published composer, member of the ABA, church organist, born in Marion Heights, Pennsylvania.