The HJ Crosby Community Band of Dexter (formerly the Dexter, Maine, Community Band) is comprised of band members of varying ages and abilities from throughout the greater Dexter, ME, region. This wind, brass, and percussion ensemble, in its fourth year, practices weekly and plays for various events in Dexter and its surrounding communities. The musical repertoire is varied, something new, something old, and is constantly growing, including simple, advanced, and adapted arrangements. Here is a sampling of our music.
The band is named for Dexter native Harold Josiah Crosby (1886-1920) who personified the music of the early days of a patriotic nation through his Regimental Marches. His music is central to the band's musical selections and are featured in all its concerts. Because the band holds the rights to his music, complete scores are available for purchase from the band. For a complete list of his music and to download an order form, click here.
The band has recently expanded its outreach to Monson, ME, where a new group of band members is forming to serve that area to the North of Dexter. The group currently meets for instruction on Mondays at 3 PM in the Monson Community Center.
Some members of the Community Band also perform in the Dexter Brass Ensemble. Music is specifically arranged for either a Quintet or Quartet. There is no requirement to be a member of the Concert Band in order to be in the Dexter Brass Ensemble.
The H J Crosby Community Band of Dexter is a member of the New Horizons International Music Association and is sponsored by the Carl R. Cuthbert Community Band Foundation, a 501 c(3) Non-Profit organization dedicated to promoting "music education, training, performance opportunities for any age at any stage of musical experience and competence."
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All are welcome,
regardless of age, playing ability, or instrument type.
Free instrumental loan and instruction are available.
Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays,
Ridge View Community School
NOTE: Rehearsals are suspended during the summer, but we continue to play/practice with our Summer concert series (see schedule below). Come join us. We welcome guest musicians at these concerts.
Guests, too, are welcome.
Have fun while playing music!
To contact the H J Crosby Community Band of Dexter