long playing marathon
They now start in Hartland's band at 10yrs old
Open air concert
win three firsts at S.W. Championships
Dial a band
music stimulates the holiday spirit
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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;…
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!…
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…