The Miller - Bender Ensemble was instigated by Ulysses Miller, son of Dan J. Miller. Ulysses taught Ernest Miller and Walter Bender the art of playing the violin. Rhoda and Lucretia Bender were the keepers of the music and accompanists on the piano. All four men were known to have played the violin, but sometimes Ulysses played the horn. This ensemble played mainly for their own enjoyment but occasionally performed on request for neighboring towns.
From Left: Claude Miller, Ulysses Miller, Lucretia Bender, Rhoda Bender, Ernest Miller, Walter Bender.
Inside the F. W. Bender home.
From Left: Ulysses Miller, Claude Miller, Ernest Miller, Lucretia Bender, Walter Bender, and Rhoda Bender.
In Front of the F. W. Bender home (probably in the 1920's)
Bands History page one.
Salisbury Bands History page two.