Major Panerio Interview
Suncadia (Resort), Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement
Major Panerio (1906-1983) worked as a coal miner and bookkeeper for the Northwestern Improvement Company in Roslyn, Washington. Throughout his life, he remained active in music, leading dance band and teaching trumpet, piano, organ, and accordion. In this interview he talks about the music of the Roslyn/Cle Elum area, and the bands that existed in the 1920s as well as the dance movement in that era. He discusses his involvement as a teenager in this musical culture. Panerio also plays a short accordion piece in the interview.
The cover image shows an African American band from Roslyn, circa 1920. The group may be Payne's Military Band (which is written on the large drum).
Panerio, Major, "Major Panerio Interview" (1973). Roslyn, Cle Elum, and Ronald Oral History Interviews. 80.
Oral history, Roslyn (Wash.), Music--United States--History
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