Musician. In 1824 he was a member of the band that accompanied General Marquis de Lafayette during his return visit to the United States. He then became a member of the famous Dodsworth Band. His fame increased when he became leader at Barnum's Hippodrome Circus, and later the leader of Dodsworth's Second Band. Later he took over the leadership of the Easton Band. In 1864, the Easton Band, under Thomas Coates, played at the Peace Jubilee (Patrick Gilmore) in Boston. He was considered by many to be the Father of Band Music in America. (bio by: Richard H.)
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"Father of Band Music in America", "Bandmaster 47 Regt. PA. Vet. Vol."
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Record added: Jan 11, 2004
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