ETV Classics

Jenkins Orphanage Band (1995)

Season 2 Episode 3 | 58m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

The Jenkins Orphanage Band was organized in 1895 as a way to gain funds for the orphanage. With its music, the band linked ragtime, march and jazz, becoming the first and only Black instrumental group organized in South Carolina. The band debuted on the streets of Charleston with the permission of the mayor, police chief, and chamber of commerce.

Aired: 02/17/23

Rating: NR

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ETV Classics is a local public television program presented by SCETV.