McComas, West Virginia Miners Band
undated photos/articles from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph




  • Band Director:  Jerry White
  • Band Manager: F. M. Sexton


Photo taken in the side yard of the
Crane Creek Company Store

Photo taken in the front yard of the Crane Creek Company Store

The headline says

"McComas Miner's Band Headline Attraction at Celebration"

Under the picture is the caption which says

"The Miners Band of McComas, one of Mercer county's crack musical organizations will be in Bluefield Monday to participate in the Independence Day parade and take part in the band contest at Bluefield Stadium Monday afternoon. The band is under the capable leadership of Jerry White and makes a fine appearance on any occasion. the band has been in Bluefield on several occasions and the organization has many admirers in this city."

The bottom photo shows

F.M. Sexton seated on bleachers with a small child in a band uniform sitting beside him. The caption reads "F.M. Sexton, manager of the crack McComas Miner's band, with his son Junior, who is mascot of the outfit and celebrates his fifth birthday today."


articles supplied by Terry Tabor and posted June 24, 2007