Journal of Band Research
This study documents the history of the Joliet Township High School Band (JTHSB) from its origin until 1926, the year the ensemble won its first of four championship titles in national band contests sponsored by the National Bureau for the Advancement of Music and the Committee on Instrumental Affairs-an adjunct of Music Supervisors' National Conference. Questions guiding this research focused on 1) the origin of the JTHSB, 2) the role of the ensemble in the school and community, 3) public appearances, 4) instrumentation, 5) repertoire, 6) the influence of the JTHSB on other school bands in the United States, and 7) the role of director A. R. McAllister in the success of the organization.
Hash, Phillip, "A.R. McAllister and the Joliet Township High School Band: 1912-1926" (2009). Faculty Publications - Music. 7.