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In Memory Of Our Poets

Mr. Billy Hrabe (Bandmaster 1923 -1938)

William "Billy" Hrabe1

M, b. 29 May 1879, d. 8 February 1938
     William "Billy" Hrabe was born on 29 May 1879 in Cuba, Kansas.1 He served as the first band director of Sidney Lanier High School, Montgomery, Alabama, from 1923 to 1938. Director of the Masonic Home Band, the Shrine Band the West Point Railroad Band and the D.O.K.K. Band. Mr. Hrabe' was inducted in the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1976.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame. 1929 Montgomery Alabama SIDNEY LANIER HIGH SCHOOL Pep Song by Billy Hrabe.1 He married Myrtle Ruth Hall, daughter of Frank Leslie Hall and Mattie Cordelia Goff, in June 1925. William "Billy" Hrabe died on 8 February 1938 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at age 58.

Child of William "Billy" Hrabe and Myrtle Ruth Hall


  1. [S2265] Email from Wayne Parker Bagwell dated July 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Aunt Mattie Goff Hall / Ruth Hall Hrabe Price.