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Miscouche in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

La Fanfare de Miscouche

The Miscouche Band

 
 
La Fanfare de Miscouche /<br>The Miscouche Band Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. La Fanfare de Miscouche /
The Miscouche Band Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
Fondée en 1889 par le curé de la paroisse, la Fanfare de Miscouche constitue une institution culturelle importante pour la communauté. Elle porte d'abord le nom Heckman Band en l'honneur du dentiste local qui fit un don important pour l'achat des instruments. Sous ses principaux directeurs, le fondateur père John A. MacDonald, Arsène Poirier et Régis Gaudet, la fanfare joue un rôle significatif dans la formation musicale d'un grand nombre de paroissiens. Par ses nombreux concerts donnés un peu partout dans la province et à l'extérieur, la fanfare contribue au cours des années à faire connaître le village de Miscouche. Après plusieurs années d'interruption, elle est remise sur pied en 1991, ce qui en fait l'une des plus vieilles fanfares communautaires au Canada.

English:
Founded in 1889 by the parish priest, the Miscouche Band is an important cultural institution for the community. It was previously known as the Heckman Band in honour of a local dentist who contributed a significant amount of money to purchase instruments. Under its main directors – founder Father John A.
Marker detail: La Fanfare de Miscouche, vers 1955 / Miscouche Band circa 1955 image. Click for full size.
Collection Musée acadien
2. Marker detail: La Fanfare de Miscouche, vers 1955 / Miscouche Band circa 1955
MacDonald, Arsène Poirier and Regis Gaudet - the band played a significant role in the musical training of numerous parishioners. With its many performances throughout the province and elsewhere, the band, through the years, helped put Miscouche on the map. After several years of inactivity, the band was re-established in 1991, making it one of Canada's oldest community bands.
 
Location. 46° 25.955′ N, 63° 52.031′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2) just east of Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located near the sidewalk, overlooking Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish Church to the north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Lady Slipper Drive North, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L'évolution du village de Miscouche (a few steps from this marker); L'économie (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 (about 90 meters away);
La Fanfare de Miscouche Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
3. La Fanfare de Miscouche Marker (wide view)
(Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish Church & bandstand in background)
Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame (about 90 meters away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (about 120 meters away); La fondation de Miscouche (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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