“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Kenner Community Band

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July 7, 2016
1. Kenner Community Band Marker
Kenner Community Band was organized in 1944 by Henry "Teddy" Stewart and Rodney Jones. Band was under the direction of Maestro Wilson.

In 1960, renowned drummer and singer Joseph Williams organized his band, Big Joe Williams & The Rhythm Play Boys.

The Kenner City Council passed a resolution on October 2, 2003 recognizing the historical significance of the band.

Original Band Members
Floyd Allen
Horace Allen
Joseph Allen
Thelma Green Allen
Ella Mae Anderson
Ocie Bell
Benjamin Bijole
Grant Dennison, Jr.
Isaac Dukes
Ann Jones Harvey
Irma Stewart Harvey
Anna Price Hucthinson
Armand James
John James
Jack Johnson, Jr.
Theodoria Dennison Johnson
Jean Price Jones
Steve Joseph Jr.
Junior "Cheeky" Price
Donald Stewart
Henry Stewart III
Louis Stewart Jr.
Willie Thomas
Eugene Ursin
John Upton
Joseph Williams
Herman Wilson
Lois Tucker Williams

Names of 2005 Kenner City Officials
Erected 2006 by City Of Kenner.
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2. Kenner Community Band Marker
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Location. 29° 58.473′ N, 90° 14.863′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on Minor Street near 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Mounted on a brick dividing wall at an outdoor patio space. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenner LA 70062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kenner White Sox (here, next to this marker); Henry "Teddy" Stewart (here, next to this marker); Kenner Town Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cannes Brûlées (about 500 feet away); La Salle's Landing (about 700 feet away); La Salle's Landing - 1682 (about 700 feet away); First World Championship Heavyweight Prize Fight Monument (about 700 feet away); Kenner High School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
Kenner Community Band Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2016
3. Kenner Community Band Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2016. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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