To the Bangor Band, he's Conductor Curvin, but to me, he will always be my high school band conductor, Mr. Farnham. Wasn't Curvin Farnham at the University of Maine, As Well?. I was sorry that I had to miss last night's Bangor Band concert at Maine Savings Amphitheater when I learned that it was the conductor's last performance with them. He's retiring and it's a well-deserved rest for a man who has had a huge impact on Maine's music scene. In the later years of his career, he taught at the University of Maine in Orono and then, after retiring from the college, became conductor of the Bangor Band.