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  • 1 Bideford Junior Band

    Open air concert

  • 2 Bideford Band

    win three firsts at S.W. Championships

  • 3 Hartland Band

    They now start in Hartland's band at 10yrs old

  • 4 Bideford Town Silver Band

    music stimulates the holiday spirit

  • 5 Appledore Band

    Dial a band

  • 6 Bideford Band third in contest

    14 finalists

  • 7 Bideford Band

    long playing marathon

  • Bideford Junior Band

    Open air concert

    Bideford's Junior Band joins in open air concert 17th June 1955

    Bidefords junior band joins in open air concert Ages ranging from Terry Bryant's seven years to 17 year old Janet Brailey, Bideford's 24 strong Junior Band gave their first open air performance on the Quay on Sunday evening and greatly impressed their considerable audience.

    In the Photograph are (left to right)

    Top row - John Beer, Dennis Pengelly, John Short, Anthony Harding, Timothy Cotter, Trevor Gratton, John Stone and Rodney Short.  Second Row - Janet Brailey, Betty May, Lawrence Fishleigh, Joyce Hearn, Patricia Bryant, Lynette Clarke and Julian Luxton.  Bottom row - Alec Jewell, Carol Fishleigh, Gwyneth Hearn, Michael Short,

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  • Bideford Band

    win three firsts at S.W. Championships

    Bideford band are on the march again 2nd October 1964

    Bideford band are on the march again Bideford Town Band, under their new bandmaster, Mr W M Garrett, who arrived two months ago, are on the march again.  At Exeter on Saturday in the South Western Counties championships they won three first, a second, a third and a fourth.

    The Mayor of Bideford Cllr E C Hart and Cllr Tom Pennington (Chairman of the Band and Parks Committee) went down especially to congratulate them.

    The winners - successes at Exeter included: first for septet (two cornets, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone and E flat bass) D Thorne, T

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  • Hartland Band

    They now start in Hartland's band at 10yrs old

    They now start in Hartland's band at ten years old 30.11.1973

    They now start in Hartlands band at 10 years old Since its re-formation in 1960 Hartland Town Band has gone from strength to strenght both in numbers and success.

    Under Mr Harry Dayman, who took over as bandmaster in 1968, the band this year achieved its most notable triumph when it was placed second in two sections at the South West Brass Band Association's Spring Festival.

    The first Hartland band started with a practice session in Manor House Barn between 1860-70.  After a lapse it was re-formed after the first World War and continued until 1939.  In 1946 Harton

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  • Bideford Town Silver Band

    music stimulates the holiday spirit

    Music stimulates the holiday spirit 17th August 1943

    Music stimulates the holiday spirit There is nothing like music for stimulating the holiday spirit and Bideford Town Silver Band, conducted by Bandmaster J Heal, have been seeing that Bideford has an extra ration of music during the summer season by giving three concerts a week.

    Concerts are on the Park and on the Quay.

    Names in photograph - left to right

    Top row - Messrs F. Beer, A Huxtable, P Hutchings, S Lee, K Hearn, F Rockhey and G Saltern

    Middle Row - Messrs C Harvey, A Pearce, C Bawden, W Vodden, G Patterson, A Bushen, A Elliott, S

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  • Appledore Band

    Dial a band

    Dial a band scheme by Appledore musicians 26th October 1973

    Dial a band scheme by Appledore musicians Appledore local band has come up with a unique idea which they hope will not only bring pleasure to themselves but bring delight to many music lovers who are housebound and unable to hear "live" music.

    The scheme "dial a band" will come into operation this winter.  Anyone locally wishing to hear the sound of a real brass band will have only to pick up a telephone and the band will come to them.

    The scheme is the idea of the band's musical director, Mr Fred Pickering of Westward Ho!

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  • Bideford Band third in contest

    14 finalists

    Bideford band third in national contest 26th September 1952

    BIDEFORD BAND THIRD In competition with 14 finalists from all over Britain, Bideford Town Silver Band won the 3rd price in the fourth section contest of the "Daily Herald "National Brass Band Championships held at Belle Vue, Manchester.

    Playing members of the band are Bandmaster A J Headon; Cornet J A E Crocker, H Gourdiie, D I Pope, C Vickery, W J Lee, J Isaac, E Alford, D C Thorne, R Bennett, H E Harvey, A Heal; horns S C Way, J Lawrence, S W Hutchings, baritones, G Saltern, C H Jewell, D Reed;

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  • Bideford Band

    long playing marathon

    Long-playing marathon brings world record to Bideford 06.09.1974

    Long playing marathon brings world record to Bideford About 400 hymns and 90 concert pieces played by Bideford Town Band non-stop in 17 hours four minutes on Sunday-Monday added up to a new world record.  The players hope it will add up to more than £500 from sponsors towards more than £1,000 needed for new uniforms.

    Bandmaster is Mr Eric Slade.  The record set up by musical director Mr Mervyn Sweet is likely to endure.  He took up his baton at the start and laid it down for the first time at the finish having made a mockery of the

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