Governor LePage Proclaims June 30, 2012 as R.B. Hall Day

June 30, 2012

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring June 30, 2012 as R.B. Hall Day:

"WHEREAS, Robert Browne Hall was born into a musical family living in Bowdoinham, Maine, on June 30, 1858; and

WHEREAS, R.B. Hall accepted a call to rebuild the Bangor Band in the early 1880’s and accomplished this task with such skill that the grateful citizens of Bangor presented him with a gold Boston Three Star Ne-Plus cornet; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his work with the Bangor Band, R.B. Hall also worked with Chandler’s Band, the Waterville Military Band, the Cherryfield Band, the Olympia Band of Augusta and the Colby College Band; and

WHEREAS, upon his death in 1907, R. B. Hall had published more than 62 marches and his funeral procession included the playing of his works “March Funebre”, “Eternal Rest” and “Independentia” by several of the bands with whom he had performed.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim June 30, 2012 as

R. B. HALL DAY

throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance."

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