Chandler's Military Band and Orchestra (Portland, Me.)

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Chandler's Military Band and Orchestra, also known as Chandler's Band. Chandler's Band, organized in 1833, is believed to be the nations second oldest professional band in continuous service. The band, originally called The Portland Band, took its present name after Daniel Chandler who became the leader of the group in 1843 and developed the band into one of the finest performing groups of its kind. In 1861, at the request of Gen. Francis Fessenden, Daniel Chandler and his band were mustered into the service of the Union Army, and they served until the close of the Civil War, spending much time at Harpers Ferry, and furnishing music for the 1st, 10th, 25th, and 29th Maine regiments. Chandler's Band has played for Bowdoin College commencements since 1875, and led this country's Centennial Celebration Parade in 1876 and the Bicentennial Celebration Parade in 1976 at Concord, Mass. During the summer, Chandler's Band performs a series of outdoor concerts at Fort Allen Park in Portland, Me., overlooking beautiful Casco Bay.

From the description of Chandler's Military Band and Orchestra records, 1876-1899. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74984561

Chandler's Military Band and Orchestra, also known as Chandler's Band. Chandlers Band, organized in 1833, is believed to be the nation's second oldest professional band in continuous service. The band, originally called The Portland Band, took its present name after Daniel Chandler who became the leader of the group in 1843 and developed the band into one of the finest performing groups of its kind. In 1861, at the request of Gen. Francis Fessenden, Daniel Chandler and his band were mustered into the service of the Union Army, and they served until the close of the Civil War, spending much time at Harpers Ferry, and furnishing music for the 1st, 10th, 25th, and 29th Maine regiments. Chandlers Band has played for Bowdoin College Commencements since 1875, and led this country's Centennial Celebration Parade in 1876 and the Bicentennial Celebration Parade in 1976 at Concord, Mass. During the summer, Chandlers Band performs a series of outdoor concerts at Fort Allen Park in Portland, Me., overlooking Casco Bay.

From the description of Chandler's Band library catalog, 1930. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 738408090

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  • Bands (Music)

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  • Portland (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Portland (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Maine--Portland (as recorded)
  • Maine--Portland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)