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The Osceola Band was a renowned community band which grew to have the reputation of being one of the best bands in the State. The band was originally started in 1872 by Alfred A. Forbes (1842-1922) as the Greenville Brass Band. In 1898, Alfred A. Forbes and Osceola T. (Ola) Forbes organized the Greenville Cornet Band. In 1900, they had uniforms that were dark green with a stripe of gilt braid down the legs and bars of black braid across the breast. The cap was ornamented with the words “Osceola” in gilt letters. The band only lasted a few years.