The North Bend Brass Band was developed according to Bishop Paul Durieu's reduction system. The photograph below is unique in that it is the only one that has surfaced (to date) that includes both Bishop Durieu and one of his brass bands.
Charles S. Bailey, City of Vancouver Archives, SGN 341.
In the centre of the photograph Bishop Durieu, Father LeJeune, and the Very Reverend J.M. Fayard with a large group of First Nations People outside the Roman Catholic Church at North Bend, B.C. The North Bend Brass Band stands to the immediate right of centre of the photograph, ca. 1890.
Members of the North Bend Brass Band, ca. 189-.
Author: Brian Stride (2012)Return to First Nations Brass Bands
Updated 2012 Feb 24, 23:56 EST/EDT