This Day in History: 1879-10-24

B.A. Rolfe, American cornetist and trumpeter, soloed with his family band, then joined the Majestic Theatre Orchestra while teaching cornet at Louis Lombard’s School of Music in Utica, New York, moved to NYC as a soloist known for high notes, then started a movie company, producing more than 50 silent films (1915-19), started his own dance orchestra performing for NBC radio broadcasts, during WWII, started an all-female orchestra, succeeded Herbert Clarke as leader of the Long Beach Municipal Band, retired to Massachusetts continuing to produce music for children’s songs aired on NBC Television, born in Brasher Falls, New York.