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Thomas Coates
Birth: 1803
Death: Oct. 11, 1895

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: Rich H.) 
"Father of Band Music in America", "Bandmaster 47 Regt. PA. Vet. Vol."
Easton Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Jan 11, 2004
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Thomas Coates
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Thomas Coates
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Thomas Coates
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