The Bands and Orchestras of Newport

The Bands at Fort Adams

Bands have been part of life at Fort Adams since the day the Army arrived. The Bands were popular throughout the city.

The Band of the 7th Coastal Artillery Corp in the early 20th century

The Navy Bands of Newport

The Bands of the Navy have been important to Newport since as far back as the Civil War and before.

The Bugle and Drum Squad at the Naval Training Station , date unkown

The Casino Orchestras

The Newport Casino on Bellevue Avenue was home to tennis and music during the Gilded Age.

The Community Bands

The summer has always been full of music in the city. Bands performed at the parks throughout the busy summer season.

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A Band Performing at First Beach in the late 1800s

The Germania Musical Society

The most popular band of the 1850s!