Established in 1912

The 15 members of the UA band pose with director Dr. Gustav Wittig in 1915.

The University of Alabama band began in 1912 as an informal, student-led ensemble. By 1913, however, the 15 musicians had their first director, Dr. Gustav Wittig (far right). Two years later, when this photo was taken for the Corolla yearbook, the band also had a uniform of sorts. Wittig held the director position until 1917. Image courtesy of University Libraries Division of Special Collections. […]

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