Photograph of community band from North Bay, ON, ca.1920s

Black and white photograph of community band from North Bay, ON, ca.1920s. Known as the North Bay Premier Band, the group represented North Bay at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in 1926. They won first prize in the band contest. This group was a combination of two bands, the first comprised mostly of Italian Canadians under the direction of Vic Virgili and known as Societa Italo-Canadese Band. This name appears on the snare drum. Also visible in the photograph are the flags for Italy and Canada.

The location of the photograph is not clear. Although the band is from North Bay, the image may have been taken on the CNE grounds in Toronto. The band seems to be joined by family and fans in the photograph.