Harold J. Crosby Community Band

Dr. Earl R. Lord, Conductor

The Harold J. Crosby Community Band of Dexter was organized by the band’s current conductor, Earl R. Lord, in 2006. Known then as the Dexter Community Band, the band consisted of ten musicians, a number which quickly grew. Over the years since, the band has averaged 20-25 musicians. In 2014, the band changed its name to the Harold J. Crosby Community Band to honor Dexter native and composer, Harold Josiah Crosby, a contemporary of John Philip Sousa and a march king in his own right by composing regimental marches during World War 1. The band is a member of the New Horizons International Music Association and the Association of Concert Bands.