R.B. Hall was born in Bowdoinham, Maine in 1858. He started his own band in Richmond, Maine in 1878 and led the Bangor band from 1883 to 1890, where he began to compose marches. He died in Portland in 1907. For biography see Down East magazine, October 1967, p. 30.
MS 37, Thomas C. Bardwell Collection on R. B. Hall