Keywords: school bands
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Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lambert through Strong Historical Society
Date: circa 1958
Media: Photographic print
Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
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Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904), an…
1951 School Strong School Band, Strong, ca. 1958 Item 67536 infoStrong Historical Society G.
… In the summer of 1918, the citizens of Lincoln banded together and started the construction of a new grade school for their children.