Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
In the United States, in 1953, the manufacture of band instruments in well established with a large part of the industry centered in Elkhart, Indiana. Three major problems will be considered in this thesis: Why the band instrument industry was started in Elkhart, what factors led to the growth and expansion of the industry, and why, after almost eighty years, Elkhart has retained its prominence as the nation's band instrument center.
Reed, Charles Vandeveer, "A History of Band Instrument Manufacturing in Elkhart, Indiana" (1953). Graduate Thesis Collection. 413.