Stories Behind the Objects | Bozeman Ladies Imperial Band

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

During the nationwide “Golden Age of Bands” movement, many bands were formed across the country as a source of entertainment and pride. Discover how a group of Bozeman women were part of the larger movement that made music more inclusive. Through a uniform from Amelia “Millie” Chavey Hammer, a euphonium player in the Bozeman Ladies Imperial Band, explore this women’s brass and percussion band that formed in 1906.