BandMusic PDF Library

BandMusic PDF Library


Who Are We?

We are BandMusic PDF Library, conservators and stewards of our band music heritage from the time of John Philip Sousa, Karl L. King, Henry Fillmore and all the other great composers who were active during the Golden Age of the American Town Band.

Our special focus is public domain music from the 1880s through 1922.


Music from this time period was donated to North Royalton (Ohio) Community Band — boxes and boxes and boxes of time-worn, brown-edged sheet music.

Most pages were too fragile to hand out so we decided to scan the music. Once everything was scanned, the next logical step was to share it with other bands. Just in time, our first webmaster, Graham Nasby, stepped up and agreed to create a library website and host it.

The Library became a non-profit corporation in 2006.

As always, there is no charge for downloading and using these band treasures.

All music in BandMusic PDF Library is copyright-free in the USA. Visitors from other countries — please determine that you are complying with your country’s copyright regulations, which may differ from those of the USA.


Leak suggests 10-year plan to digitize documents


Library and Archives paywall delayed until fall

An internal document from Library and Archives Canada suggests the department is considering a paywall to help pay for digitizing its content, but that plan has been delayed until at least the fall.

Part of a plan posted on an archivist’s Tumblr blog involves a 10-year agreement with non-profit group

“The agreement … provides for 10 years of exclusive rights for Canadiana to monetize the collections in exchange for making them accessible online,” the document said.

The proposal was supposed to be announced on Friday, according to the document, but Heritage Minister James Moore said during Question Period Tuesday it’s being delayed because of the recent resignation of former Library and Archives head Daniel Caron.

“Now the new president, when he comes in … probably this fall, we’ll look at the digitization aspect. We’ll look at these questions and make sure that Library and Archives is modernized in a way that will benefit all Canadians,” Moore said.


Fallout from recent Federal libraries cuts: Fisheries library merger draws fire in Quebec

Fisheries library merger draws fire in Quebec

OTTAWA — The merging of fisheries libraries in Nova Scotia and British Columbia is sparking some anger in the rest of the country.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will close most of its nine libraries across the country and split their collections between just two — in Sidney, B.C., and at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth.

A third Library in Ottawa will be reduced in size but retain a physical location.

At the same time, the federal department is digitizing its collection to make it available online.

That isn’t good enough for Quebec New Democrat Guy Caron, whose riding of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques is losing a French-specific library.

Caron denounced the closure in the House of Commons on Monday as “ideological cuts” by the Conservatives, who he said are trying to “destroy our scientific institutions.”

Caron said the survival of the library is an official languages issue because it serves the francophone community.

“spokeswoman Erin Filliter … ‘Essentially, we’re digitalizing the electronic services, so everything is going to be electronic,’ ”

Does it necessarily follow that less staff is required to manage an electronic collection than one made up of books, microfilm and other more tangible media? It is difficult not to see this as simply cuts to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s libraries with the distraction of the movement of libraries to electronic collections.

See also:

DFO Libraries