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FLETCHER - FAIRFAX - WESTFORD BAND HOLDS ITS FIRST REHEARSAL APRIL 3, 2003

(Photos by Henry Raymond)
Identification of Musicians - Thanks To Louise Minor)

Town Bands, such as the Fletcher - Fairfax - Westford Band have been a tradition for many years here in the Fairfax area. Years ago, local farmers took great pride in showing off their new farm machinery and all gathered here in the center of the village in Fairfax. I have left the photo large so you can get a better view of it, but click on the link below if you would like to see the big fanfare which also included the Band.

Farm Machinery Extravaganza

The Town Of Westford also had its own Coronet Band. Click on the link below for a large photo of that band.

Westford Coronet Band

Then of course we had the Vermont State Orchestra Champions from Bellows Free Academy in 1929 - Click below for photo.

1929 Vermont State Champion Orchestra


Photo 01 - Back Row - ? Rock, Walter Bell - Middle Row - ?, ?, ?, ?, ? - Front Row - ?, John Gordon, Lorraine Shea, ? - Band Director - Frank Mehaffey


Photo 02 - Left to Right - Gary Colgan, Vaugn Rock, Tyler Smith


Photo 03 - Back Row - Bill Sawyer, Don Barber, Rick Cross, Tony Rock - Middle Row - Logan Yandow, Emily Warden, Diane Reynolds - Front Row - Shelby Colgan, John Gordon


Photo 04 -Back Row - Walter Bell - Middle Row - Josh Remillard, Anna Walsh, Bill Sawyer - Front Row - Lorraine Shea, Ben Walsh


Photo 05 - Band Director - Frank Mehaffey


Photo 06 - Back Row - Rick Cross, Tony Rock, Walter Bell - Middle Row - Logan Yandow, Emily Warden, Diane Reynolds, Josh Remillard, Anna Walsh, Brian Sawyer - Front Row - Sydney Yandow, Shelby Colgan, John Gordon, Lorraine Shea, Ben Walsh


Photo 07 - Left to Right - Gary Colgan, Vaughn Rock, Tyler Smith


Photo 08 - Back Row - Bill Sawyer, Don Barber, Rick Cross, Tony Rock - Second Row - Logan Yandow, Emily Warden, Diane Reynolds - Front Row - Sydney Yandow, Shelby Colgan, John Gordon

(The Fletcher - Fairfax - Westford band is looking for additional members. All are welcome to join the band. Frank Mehaffey, 527-0289 or Bruce Webb, 849-2295 may be contacted for more information)

Henry A. Raymond
vtgrandpa@yahoo.com
April 3, 2003