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DESHIS-08-04

The ‘Circle Six Orchestra’. A newspaper cutting attached to the back of the frame shows a reproduction of the photo and the following text: “This popular orchestra is composed entirely of Deseronto boys and has been organized for the past five years. Since this photograph was taken the traps player, James McVicker, has added a set of temple blocks to his equipment. Reading from left to right the players are – Reginald Dawson, Roy Woodcock, Clayton John, James McVicker, Marshall Woodcock and Roy Kitchen (now a resident of Tweed).”

 

“1932” has been hand-written beneath this text, but information from a descendant of James McVicker suggests that the photograph was taken in 1927. This source also informs us that the band was in existence between 1927 and 1932. James McVicker was the Fire Chief for the town of Deseronto and also the town's postmaster, between 1932 and 1970.

 

Reginald Dawson's saxophone has been identified as a Conn C melody with a straight neck.

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