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Front Row (5): Otto Helenius, Matti Siiri, Kalle Asiala, John Forss, John Linna

Center Row (6): Matti Sarvela, Paavo Suorsa, Matti Mattila (conductor), John Paavola, Matti Kangas, Aaroni Haapanen

Back Row (7): Sam Ruotsala, Hugo…

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Variously referred to as the "Finnish National Band" and the "1st Temperance Society Band"

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Front Row: Pekka Pekkala, Hugo Kajander, Matti Sarvela, Matti Hekkala, ___?, ___?, Erick Huikari, John Forssi

Center Row: Oskari Saari, __Hilden,…

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Front : Jim Lucchesi, John Ojalehto
2nd: Frithioff Tofferi, Jesse Sikila, Ivar Sjoblom, William Lehto, William Sjublois, Victor Hotakainen, Oskar Tofferi, Oskar Ahola, Katti Ruska, Toivo Frigard, Hjalkar Saarinen, William Kickola,

Picture taken in the then Finnish Temperance Hall.
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Outer Circle: Pikka Pikkala, Sam Mantirri, Oscar Kauppi, Antti Kangas, Edward Hintsa, Ilmar Junno
Inner Circle: Conductor Hugo Kajander, Weeti Toival, Lauri Pekkala, Antti Heiskari, Sakari…

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Four photos of the Maynard National Band.
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Front, seated: __Weeti, ___Taival, Reino Keto, Ilmar Johnson, ___?, Uuno Holt, Fiped Laurila, Henry Grandell, Toivo Keto

Back, standing: Antti Heiskari, Appo Visuri, Otto Nevala, William Manty,…

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1923 photograph of the Imatra Band playing at the Voses Pavilion.

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Front Row (14): Frithiof Tofferi, Hugo Torppa, Helge Saari, Aarne Autio, Bill Mikkola, Waino Maki, Matti Autio, __Saarinen, __Poikonen, Eino Kauppi, Aimo Kangas, Alex…

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l to r: George Lawton, Herbert Lawton, Jack Veitch.
The orchestra or sometimes referred as the LVL Trio was organized around 1900 and was under the direction of George Lawton. Herbert Lawton was a pianist.

Some of their appearances as gleaned…

Made up of Maynard, Acton, and Concord men for Memorial Day. Picture taken in front of the Methodist Church on the corner of Summer and Main Streets.

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Front: William Jones, Ernest Wollerscheid, Thomas Wright, Silas Sawyer, John…

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This is perhaps the first Maynard Brass Band.
Back Row: l to r ___?, William Jones, William Stuart, Silas Sawyer, ___?, __Tuttle, the others unidentified

Front: 1st cadet on left, William Naylor; 2nd from right, Theodore Wollerscheid

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Made up of members of all churches in town. Mr. Charles Garabedian, director.

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Front: Charles Garabedian, __?,__? __?__?, Jack Johnson, __?__?__?__?, Otto Kunolius, Phil Wilson and Roy Helander at far left.

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A black and white photo of the Centennial Boiler Room Boys. Front Row(l-r): Rudy Koski, Johnny Lubin, Harvey Marshall, Red Hartford, Harry Condit, and Eddy Brennan. Back Row(L-R): Ray Helin, Rudoff Tompkins, Bob Dwinnell, and Russ Rogers.

The performance was at the Music Hall, Maynard, on July 27, 1912. (This was the same year that the Music Hall was destroyed by fire.)

A photo of the Maynard High School Glee Club, 1929.
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Front: Ethel Lovely, Jane Boicourt, Laura Grandell, Julia White, Mary Howe, Vieno Rahkonen

Second: Alice Smith, Ruth Hull, Marie Smith, Dorothy Allen, Ruth Bradley, Signe Kivinen,…

This Maynard group marched in a parade in Boston honoring the troops returning from the Spanish American War of 1898.

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Front: Tom (Mike) Crowley, Mike Goff, Albert Smith, George Smith, Charles Smith, Fred Axford

Center: Charles Usher,…

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Front: Taimi Wattu Sofka, Helen Mark Ketola, Aune Savikoski Ojalehto, Oscar Tofferi (Director), Aili Stabell Niemi, Evelyn Saari, Hulda Hill Nelson

Back: Helen Leverin, Bertha Saari, Impi Rivers, Sirkka Lehtinen French, Tyyne Glad Klemola,…

A black and white photo of Emerson Junior High School Glee Club, 1957.

A black and white photo of the MHS Orchestra.
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Front: Jennie Bygot, Harold Johnston, Ruth Hall, Irma Wirta, Stanley Sierkiewicz, Alice Fearns Mullin

Back: ___?, ___?, ___?, ___?, __Laukenstein, ___?, George Glickman

Charles Garabedian is the conductor and Sally Boeske is the pianist.


Waino Kauppi, Maynard's famous cornetist, played with many famous bands, circa 1910-1930's, including the Sous's Band, Goldman Band in NYC and for many years was the leading player with the McEnnelly's Orchestra.