Edward Issler, David B. Dana, George Schweinfest, A. T. Van Winkle
Issler's Orchestra was likely the first band that was made popular through records.
In ca. 1888, music teacher and pianist Edward Issler (1855 - ?) started a four-piece band. The instruments were piano, cornet, flute, and violin. Their first recordings were made in 1888 for Edison Records.