Photo by James V. Carroll

Band of the Tonawandas claims title

New York's American Legion Band of the Tonawandas received the highest marks from judges at The American Legion's 93rd Natonal Convention Concert Band Contest. The band, which was originally formed by World War I veterans in 1929, rehearses year-round and performs approximately 30 concerts and parades a year.

Taking second in Saturday's contest in Minneapolis was the Joliet, Ill., American Legion Band. Third went to The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City.

Learn more about:

The Band of the Tonawandas

Joliet American Legion Band

The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City


  1. Thank you for showing the convention highlights on the Computer for those of us who could not attend. We watched the Color Guard competiton and the Band Competition yesterday. All three Bands played very well. I enjoyed the music of the Joliet IL Band the most. John Pettibone Florida Post 7
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