Wyalusing Band 1924Here’s a look back at the Wyalusing school band in 1924, when the band included both elementary and high school students. One of the elementary students is Wood Norconk who is pictured on the right holding a clarinet. He was identified by his nephew Jim Norconk who said he played the same clarinet when he was in elementary school. Wood Norconk is the only person in the photo whose identity is known for certain. Why the band is wearing sailor suits has been lost to history. The photo was snapped on the school grounds looking toward School Lane. The home in the background is currently owned by Terry Keeney. The barn on the right was later moved across the street by Frank Miller, who used it for his radio sales and repair shop for many years. Today it’s owned by Miller’s grandson, Brian Keeler, who uses the building for an art studio. There appears to be some sort of event taking place on Church Street at the Wyalusing Public Library. A group of women in the distance are all looking at whatever is taking place across the street. Thanks to Larry Putnam of Towanda for sending us this photo, which he found among his mother, Neulah Norconk Putnam’s belongings. Mrs. Putnam was Wood Norconk’s sister.
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