Home Town Band (The)
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HOME TOWN BAND, THE. AKA and see "Old Town Band (2) (The)," "Centennial (The)." American, March (2/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle) AABB. Universally known to Pennsylvania fifers and some fiddlers, according to Bayard (1981), who was not able to trace it back to British Isles antecedents.
Sources for notated versions: Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1944, 1960), Marion Yoders (Greene County, Pa., 1960), Hiram White (Greene County, Pa., 1930's), Charles Ganiear (Greene County, Pa., 1960) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 391A-F, pp. 373-374.