Central Valley territory bands
I am greatly interested in territory bands that sprang up in various
sections of the country in the 20's and 30's.
I wonder if anyone might remember one that played in '39 and '40 and
maybe longer in Visalia,California. The band was Bob Haile and His
Orchestra---they played mainly dances, and during Rodeo Week---the band
was kind of unusual, as Bob Haile played Xylophone and had backing him,
sax, clarinet, tpt, and drums. They played some hot stuff, but mostly
Anyone remember this band?? Would love to know their impressions.
They also broadcast over the local radio station.
Bob Haile was my uncle.