The festival has a collection of Band of Renown related items boasting the largest collection of Band of Renown memorabilia in Pennsylvania. Many of these items are displayed at the annual festival. For those unable to physically visit, you may view the a few of museum’s items on our virtual museum below.
The Stumpy Brown Collection
The Stumpy Brown Collection consists of items donated by Stumpy to be preserved for future big band enthusiasts. Items include original tape recordings of concerts and demo recordings, video tapes of TV newscasts and interviews of Les and Stumpy, personal photos, personal items, and Butch Stone memorabilia.
- Stumpy Brown’s first baritone horn (donated by Stumpy’s niece Barbara Hill Auman)
- The band’s Disneyland banner
- Band of Renown jackets (donated by trombonist Jack Redmond)
- Swampy Marsh art
- 49 of their 55 albums
- Recordings that were not commercially released
- Band of Renown CDs
- Autographed pictures of band members
- Les’ personal photographs
- All of the movies the Band of Renown appeared in
- Feature movies with appearances by Stumpy Brown
- Movies and TV shows with appearances by Les Brown Jr.
- Movie posters and lobby cards
- Band of Renown piano sheet music
- Duke Blue Devil Jazz Band piano sheet music
Virtual Band of Renown Museum
Les and the Band officially recorded 55 albums. Below are a few of the albums in our collection of over 50 albums. Also in the collection are several albums and CDs that were not released to the public.
Band of Renown Sheet Music
Check back as more sheet music is added.
Jack Redmond, Butch Stone, Dave Pell, Les Brown Jr., Les Brown Sr., Stumpy Brown (left to right)