Chandler's Band uniform, ca. 1950

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Gordon E. Bennett's uniform jacket from Chandler's Band of Portland, a community band that began in 1842 and is still in existence.

Bennett played tuba/Sousaphone with the band from the late 1940s until his death in 1996.

Town bands often carried on the tradition of military bands and uniforms often resemble military uniforms. Members of Chandler's Band (then known as the Portland Band) served in the Civil War as the First Regimental Band.

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About This Item

  • Title: Chandler's Band uniform, ca. 1950
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wool
  • Local Code: 2005.280.001
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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