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Band Photographs 1953

After the Second World War, the two main bands in the city amalgamated to for the St Albans City and British Legion Band. Players from each got together to form a viable banding force in the city and some members from the British Legion band, including George Peck and George Wright remained in the City …

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The St Albans City Training Band

The St Albans City Training Band was formed in March 1978 by music teacher Arthur Waddington, a former player of the famous Wingates Temperence Band. The band was formed to train and encourage school leavers to continue playing when they left school, although the band started with only eight of Mr Waddington’s pupils, it quickly …

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Alan Webster’s Memoirs

I left the Salvation Army in 1952 to join the St Albans City and British Legion Band, starting on Second Baritone, the Secretary was Alf Martin and the Conductor Ted Longland.   The first engagement I took part in was a parade of one mile to celebrate the Coronation of the Queen in June 1953, …

Brass Band Competitions

Elsewhere on our site you may have seen references to brass band contests. You may have wondered what this is all about and what relevance doing well in them (as we have done in recent years) has for us, or indeed yourselves. Most people are familiar with hearing a brass band outdoors on a Summer’s …

Forthcoming Events

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