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Band boosters try to save a Long Beach institution

Aug 4, 2010 9:59:00 PM - latimes.com
City leaders trying to cut an $18.5-million budget gap may shelve a 40-member ensemble that's been entertaining audiences since 1909. Fans are trying to come up with a plan to keep the music playing.

The Long Beach Municipal Band has been performing at civic functions and city parks since before the existence of television, radio or even the Los Angeles Philharmonic.