In 1884 to 1889 the prosperous and energetic Illinois community of Mt. Vernon enjoyed the music of its own Independent Silver Band. Composed of 10 local men, all of who actually attended the same church and Sunday school. The group provided its city and region with first class entertainment and boundless enjoyment. The unit played for balls, picnics, skating parties, political rallies and much more. Sadly, the demands of family and career dictated the all-too-soon demise of the esteemed musical group. In 1914, the members families and friends gather together again in Mt. Vernon for a farewell concert, parade and grand reunion. Then, too quickly, the pages of history swept forward on the breeze, and the wondrous music gently wafted away.