The Union Pacific Band performed at concerts along the Union
Pacific line. They led the militia and veterans division of the July 23, 1890 Wyoming
statehood celebration parade. After the invocation at the capitol, they "struck up Yankee Doodle in the most spirited measure" (Cheyenne Daily Sun July 24, 1890, p. 1).
After Amalia B. Post gave her speech, the great musical feature of the celebration was now given—anvil chorus. Under the leadership of Professor Pasmore, this famous musical piece was produced by a combined chorus of trained voices, together with the Union Pacific band and anvil accompaniment. It was received with demonstrations of applause and delight by the audience and a repetition demanded. The encore was respected and the piece repeated.