New Orleans Fire Department Band
Several members of the New Orleans, La., fire department have organized themselves into a brass band and drum corps under the leadership of Ladderman J. La Fontaine, of Hook & Ladder Co. No. 4. This band is composed of selected musicians from the department. While, according to information received from Chief John M. Evans, of the fire department, the services of this band are not generally available for public use, permission is granted them to display their talent for the benefit of charitable institutions, this service being rendered gratuitously. Those who have heard the band, according to Chief Evans, have declared that few organizations of the kind in the city can equal its musical performance. The illustration shows the personnel of the band.