Carl R. Cuthbert Community Band Foundation

Purpose:..."shall promote music education, training, with performance opportunities for any ages at any stage of musical experience and competence; in and around Dexter, Maine, provide and preserve music archives and shall function as a charitable nonprofit organization as defined in section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service within the scope of this purpose as the Incorporators, via board of directors, shall deem best particularly for the purpose stated here in."

Carl R. Cuthbert (Sep 19, 1910 - Jul 9, 2011) was a Dexter, ME, pianist, musician, and music collector. His musical biography includes the Faye Scott Band, Anah Shrine Band, Brewer Community Band, and his own Swing and  Dixie bands, as well as playing internationally. Because of his dedication to playing in and promoting community bands in Maine, the Carl R. Cuthbert Foundation was formed. As a collector of music, he promoted the research and development of 19th and 20th Century marches, particularly the marches of Harold Josiah Crosby, another Dexter native, for whom the Band  is named. Carl R. Cuthbert was given a Dexter Community Band Honorarium at age 100 and will always be a member of the H J Crosby Community Band of Dexter.