Scope and Content of Collection
This collection consists of the extant portions of the J. E. Roach Banda Mexicana library of scores and parts, and includes sections 3, 4, and 5 of the original library. These materials total 208 volumes of music written for 73-instrument band and conductor, published between 1881 and 1906. The gift was originally accepted because it contained music that was either arranged for the P.S. Gilmore Band or published by the P.S. Gilmore Band Library Publishing Company of St. Louis. A complete list of the score titles found in the collection is available; please contact the Special Collections in Performing Arts curator for assistance.