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Bloomington music teacher Julia LeBeau (left), Faye Scheets (center), and Helen Tepe formed a melodica trio back in 1964.

LeBeau was best known for her tin can xylophone, which is now in the Museum’s object collection. In 1988, an 85-year-old LeBeau played this one-of-a-kind xylophone on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” Check it out on YouTube.

Written By

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

June 1st, 2017