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Illustration of a drum viewed from the side with an outline of the state of Wisconsin on the side of the drum along with black and yellow text ona yellow background
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BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. MFR'S OF RIBBON, METAL AND CELLULOID NOVELTIES (union bug)
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Waupin is a school located in Wisconsin. In 1928, Waupin's school superintendent, Henry C. Wegner, was the secretary of the Wisconsin School Band Association and actively promoted Waupin in school band competitions. With Wisconsin leading the nation in school band growth, the years 1915 through 1935 were a time associated with the rise in school bands. The Wisconsin Boys Band Association, later called the Wisconsin School Music Association, promoted band competitions in the 1920's. Competitions evolved quickly with prizes awarded in gold and silver cups. The high school band movement required musical selections, sponsored girls competing in band (as early as 1922), and developed a classification system where experienced and novice bands competed separately.
Fonder, M. (1989). The Wisconsin school music association and it's contests: The early years. Journal of Research in Music Education 37(2), 112-131.