I am certain most of you are familiar with the battle of the bands between the Goldkette and Henderson bands/battle of music in Roseland in October 1926,
You may not know that Godkette and Henderson faced each other again in Feb 1927 at the J-Hop, University of Michigan. The following announcement is from the Michigan Daily, Feb 12, 1927.
Another announcement, this one from the Gargoyle.
Note the "two-thirds" reference. There was a third band at the J-Hop: Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians. Henderson and Goldkette played in the Waterman gymnasium, Lombardo in the Barbour gymnasium. Information about the gymnasiums in
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ifmuth/p ... erman.html
There is an amusing description of the competition between the Henderson and Goldkette orchestras in the Michigan Daily of Feb 12, 1927.