Biddeford in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Painchaud Band / La Fanfare Painchaud
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The parade highlighting Painchaud's Band, in the lower photo, is going down Adams Street. The occasion is a flag raising on April 14, 1917 supporting World War I. In the background is the Nickel Theater, an early motion picture house. Painchaud's Band was considered the best in New England. It had engagements all over northeastern U.S. and Canada and won many band contests in New England and Canada. The band was organized in 1870 by Pierre Painchaud and became the municipal band of Biddeford, performing over 120 years. The band played not only in parades but also in concerts and headed many religious processions. The larger photograph is on of the men in their new uniforms. The band had just received first prize in a Canadian band contest in 1890.
La Fanfare Painchaud, organisée par Pierre Painchaud en 1870, se perpétua au-delà de cent ans. Les musiciens participèrent aux concerts et la marche des défilés partout aux États-Units et au Canada remportant plusieurs prix. Ils jouissaient d'une renommée à travers la Nouvelle-Angleterre. Ils jouèrent dans les salle locales et les kiosques à musique tel celui dans le parc Clifford. À certaines occasions, ils étaient en tête des défilés religioux.
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Events • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Biddeford, Maine series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1917.
Location. 43° 29.604′ N, 70° 27.37′ W. Marker is in Biddeford, Maine, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Adams Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Main St, Biddeford ME 04005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Thacher Hotel / L'Hôtel Thacher (here, next to this marker); Biddeford, Maine (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Street Mill and Clock Tower / La Filature Et Sa Tour Sur La Rue LincolnJournal Building in 1916 / Le Bâtiment du Journal Quododien en 1916 (a few steps from this marker); John E. Maxson (within shouting distance of this marker); Biddeford City Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Opera House / La Salle de L'Opéra (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biddeford.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.