List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Closing the Colonial Past2. Nineteenth-Century Invasions and Influences3. Inception, Institutionalization, and Venue4. The BME during the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution5. Mestizaje, Musical Pedagogy, and the Socialist State6. Municipal Control to Innes's Reign7. From Political Proselytizer to Economic EngineConclusion: Gauging the Political ToolAppendix 1. BME DirectorsAppendix 2. Oaxaca Military and National Guard Units, 1846 and 1848Appendix 3. BME DependenciesAppendix 4. Extraordinary Performances, 1966 (Partial)NotesGlossary of Song and Dance FormsBibliographyIndex
Charles V. Heath is an associate professor of history at Sam Houston State University.
"An important contribution to historical studies, complementing the existing body of work on our understanding of Oaxaca, and adding a crucial piece to the puzzle."-Mark Brill, associate professor of musicology and world music at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the author of Music of Latin America and the Caribbean -- Mark Brill "The Inevitable Bandstand is an important book, as it contributes to filling a gap in the modern history of music in Oaxaca City."-Sergio Navarrete Pellicer, Hispanic American Historical Review -- Sergio Navarrete Pellicer * Hispanic American Historical Review *