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Pierre Painchaud

Pierre L. Painchaud, Biddeford, ca. 1885

Pierre L. Painchaud, Biddeford, ca. 1885

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McArthur Public Library

In 1906 Painchaud announced his retirement from the band, saying that his “heart and soul were still with the group.” When he died in 1909, Pierre Painchaud had been a driving force in Biddeford's music scene for nearly 40 years. According to his obituary in The Biddeford Daily Journal, Pierre Painchaud was “a natural and brilliantly successful bandmaster [who] gave practically his whole life to music.”

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