Photo courtesy of the Russ Warren collection
Danny, Sammy, Ed M., Ray, Boots, Perl, Art, Ed S.
Perl Maurer Dance Band
Bremerton, Washington


Danny Hebb ~ Saxophone
Sammy Fein ~ Clarinet
Ed Maurer ~ Trumpet
Ray Hall ~ Accordian
Boots Berg ~ Drums
Perl Maurer ~
Art Smith ~ Piano
Ed Siminston ~ Tuba

In Memory of

Perl Maurer

Perl started the first UNION HIGH SCHOOL (Bremerton) band about 1924.  Soon after, he established a dance band in the Charleston (now West Bremerton) American Legion Hall.  He was so successful that the Legion tried to run the dances but were not as successful.  Perl then built a hall up on Arsenal Way and became the best known hall in the area.  The first hall was destroyed after a few years and he built a second one..  I think Perl may have continued to have dances and his own dance band into the '60s.  In later years, perhaps to about 2000, Perl played drums and had a small combo in Belfair.

Russ Warren, Bremerton, December 2007

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Last Update:  7 February 2007
Credits: Russ Warren
Band # 2160