On this day in 1845
France's army gives legitimacy
to Belgian Adolphe Sax's latest invention the ‘saxophone’
by including it in their marching band.
A representation OF Adolphe Sax's
soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones
are on display in the National Music Museum
on the University of South Dakota's campus
The Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax
was the originator of the saxophone
as well as other musical instruments.
Adolphe Sax received his Saxophone patent in 1846
and won his gold medal at the Paris Industrial Exposition in 1849
Sax's workshop sold some 20,000 instruments
between 1843 and 1860