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The Renowned Dixfield Band, Dixfield, ca. 1890.

Contributed by Dixfield Historical Society

This photo shows twenty members of the original Dixfield Band. Ten members are seated on a horse-drawn wagon, and ten are standing in front. All members are holding their musical instruments.

The band was well known in Dixfield and the State of Maine. G. Dana Holt, cornetist and leader, also played with the famous Sousa Band and was honored by the Portland and Bangor Symphonies. His own composition, "The Festival Overture" was played by the Bangor Symphony and the U.S. Navy Band. He also taught music and instruments at the Maine Conservatory of Music where he was considered a very accomplished musician.

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  • Title: The Renowned Dixfield Band, Dixfield, ca. 1890.
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Dixfield
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: sepia toned photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 230 x 192
  • Local Code: 2012-05
  • Collection: Dixfield Reference Photo Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Dixfield Historical Society
59 Main Street, PO Box 182, Dixfield, ME 04224
(207) 562-7595

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