As Glendale: A Pictorial History notes, the presence of a banjo and and tuba suggest the Glendale Fire Department Orchestra "performed popular, rather than symphonic, selections."
This photograph is one of the thousands available to library patrons and researchers at the Special Collections Room in the Glendale Central Library.
The Special Collections Room is currently open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m and 1 to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Please call (818) 548-2037 for additional information.
And please note that everyone is encouraged to take part in the Glendale Public Library History Drive, continuing through June.