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Biddeford History & Heritage Project

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Pierre Painchaud

Bill for music performance, Biddeford, 1876

Bill for music performance, Biddeford, 1876

Item 31601 info
McArthur Public Library

During the 1890s the band made a trip to Quebec for a festival where they won first prize by marching up three flights of stairs to the convention hall without a break in the music or cadence.

Painchaud's Band was the official band of the First Maine Regiment during the Spanish American War, and 24 band members volunteered for duty.

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