Professor Schultz and his German Band were not your normal "hill-billy" group
of entertainers back on WHO and the Iowa Barn Dance Frolic in the late 1930s.
They were said to delight the folks with their music of past generations.
The band members all had quite a musical past with other entertainers before
coming together on WHO.
Bill Williams used to play eith the Barnum, Ringling folks and Honeyboy Evans.
C.B.M. Smith was said to have had "Chautauqua experience. Sandy Dalziel
had played with Bohumir Kryl's concert band. B.M. Pennington had been
with the Robinson circus. Eddie Scarpino was a lawyer when he wasn't
playing in the band. And finally, Ed Wosky had played with Karl King's band.
Timeline and Trivia Notes
Group Members included:
Herman Kirstein, aka Professor Schultz
Bill Willliams, clarinet
C.B.M. Smith, cornet
Sandy Dalziel, bass
B.M. Pennington, alto
Ed Wosky, baritone
Eddie Scarpino, trombone
Credits & Sources
- Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic; Publication date, circa 1939