Noah Zeller

Noah Zeller. Bandmaster, teacher, b near Breslau, Canada West (Ontario), ca 1852, d Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, 8 Feb 1914. He was the clarinet soloist in 1875 and the conductor 1878-82 of the 29th Regiment Band of Berlin. In 1882 he became the first conductor of the Waterloo Musical Society Band.

Zeller, Noah

Noah Zeller. Bandmaster, teacher, b near Breslau, Canada West (Ontario), ca 1852, d Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, 8 Feb 1914. He was the clarinet soloist in 1875 and the conductor 1878-82 of the 29th Regiment Band of Berlin. In 1882 he became the first conductor of the Waterloo Musical Society Band. The Waterloo band became a leading musical organization and won many contests - so many that for a time it was barred from competition. In 1900 Zeller resigned to resume his former duties with the 29th Regiment Band. During his years with both bands he also trained the bands at Elmira, New Hamburg, St Jacobs, and Baden, Ont. After a Toronto engagement by the Berlin band Saturday Night commented, 'Of all the bands which visit Toronto, except professional bands, it is the best.' Poor health forced Zeller to resign in 1913.