In 1957 two brothers, Dick and Ron, decided to join the fun. Starting with one old guitar, a bass drum the size of those used by marching bands and a snare drum, they practiced while searching for others that were interested in making music.
The band settled with six-members who are considered the original Eschelons and were featured on the band's first record, "Lonely Christmas," released in 1961. They are: Vic Hill, Jack Hazewinkel, Jim VanPutten, Al Bishoff, Dick Beatty, and Ron Beatty.
The Eschelons first official gig, a private party, was February 21, 1959. The band and its name retired in the mid-sixties. After forty years the six original Eschelons and two new members, Warren Beatty and John Hoekstra, reunited for a performance on June 4, 2005.
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