The Millerstown Brass Band
This Band Shall be known by the name style and title of the Millerstown Brass Band.
It Shall be composed of those persons who have already consented to become members.
Sec. 2nd And hereafter all applicants who whish to become members must be proposed by some members of the Band, and regularly elected by a majority of the members present.
Sec. 1. The Officers Shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, who Shall be elected semi annually separately, by ballot.
Sec 2. The President Shall preside at all meetings of the Band, preside orders, decide upon all questions in dispute, give the casting vote in all elections. He shall sign all orders in the Treasurer for such money as by a vote of the Band shall be ordered to be paid, call special meetings, enforce all penalties, appoint committees etc.
The Vice President if required shall assist the President, and in his absent preside at the meetings of the Band, and perform such duties as are required to be performed by the President.
The Secretary Shall keep accurate minutes of the proceedings of the Band, fill up all orders, receive all moneys and pay the same unto the treasurer.
Sec. 2. Keep a list of the members. Call the role, make the absentees;
The Treasurer Shall receive from the Secretary all money collected by him, giving his receipt for the Same reported quarterly or at any other time if requested so to do.
Sec. 2. Pay all orders directed to be paid by the President and Secretary, at the expiration of his term of Office pay all money, notes to his successor.
The stated meetings of the Band shall be held every evening commencing at _ o clock from April to October, and at _ oclock from October to April.
Sec. 1st. In case a member wishes to leave or withdraw his name from the Band, without providing a Substitute of whom the Band will accept, forfeits the amount he has paid towards the Band as well as his Instrument unless the majority of the Members see proper to refund him a part or the whole of it.
Any member or members who conduct themselves improperly or immorally, become intoxicated on any occasion which the Band participates, Shall be reported at the next meeting of the Band and if they by a majority of votes cast consider the offence sufficient, declare him expelled, in which case he forfeits all he has paid towards the Band.
If invited to attend any Political or other meeting of a public nature, we agree to attend such meetings for the Sum of $21.00 and the expenses paid, within twelve miles of Millerstown, over and above twelve miles for the amount that the Band may decide upon.
Sec. 2. In case any member absents himself from attending any public meting, at which the Band attends, unless he has an acceptable excuse, be fined $2.00. If a Member absent from any regular meetings without a Sufficient excuse he will be fined 12-1/2 cents.
All persons signing the constitution are to pay five dollars are then considered members, and come under the above regulations.
A Court of Appeal Shall be held every two months at the place and time appointed by the officers.
The By-laws may from time to time be altered or amended which must be proposed in writing at a stated meeting of the Band at least one meeting previous to the night which it is acted on, nor Shall it then be altered or amended unless by a vote of two thirds of the members.
April 12th 1855
J. Peter Haas
Tilghman H. Schmoyer
Henry G. Hangen
P. S. Leisenring
J. T. Kuder
Henry S. Tool (?)
James F. Mertz
W. B. Erdman
Peter J. Weiler
“By Laws”, Millerstown Brass Band, April 12th, 1855.
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