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Municipal Band.

The annual meeting of above worthy institution was held in Airs Alillar's luncheon rooms on Tuesday, Kith inst.. and was well attended.

His Worship the Alayor (Mr W. 15. Scandrett) presided. and several councillors were in attendance. This is as it should lie, and we are glad to note the interest taken by onr chief citizens in the welfare of our institutions. The band is in every way a credit to the town and deserveing of all support. The annual report went fully into the doings for the past year, and stated that the band had given a number of outdoor concerts, and they were pleased with the public appreciation of their efforts to supply the town with good music. The practice's had been wellattended, and showed a marked improvement on previous years. Several losses of members took place during llie tear, notably the removal of Kir .1. Calder to (Jure, who had been a keen worker for the band. A special word of praise was accorded the conductor, Kir ,T. Glennie. He has proved himself an expert p.ayer, and spares no trouble in bringing on his pupils. Mr Glennie is a conductor in whom the bandsmen have great faith, and. as harmonious working is essential to the welfare of the band, the prospects look bright indeed. Coming to finance, they" are in a sound position, the assets being set down at £t>l7 and the liabilities at £ 183.

Mr Scamirett congratulated the band, and noted with pleasure the advancement made. and in His Worship they have a warm supporter. Mr Ronguel made happy reference to the band. and. when occasion occasion arises, he is always ready to assist. Of the City Fathers. Messrs McFariane. Stone, anrl Walker bore testimony to the hand's good qualities. Opinions from gentlemen like these are always appreciated. and gave encouragement to the men to carry on their good work with renewed vigour. The following office-bearers were (deeded for the ensuing, year : President. Mis Worship the Mayor (Mr W. B. Scamlrett ) ; vice-presi-dents, Messrs C, S. Ronguet. F. O. Stone. I>. McFariane. W. Timpany, das. Walker. T. W. Walker. W. ManSon, 11.I 1 . S, Brodie, W . R. O f cede. A. Q. Met'redie, J»r. Young. T. IN’ isbet ; general committee, Messrs N. Whisker, W. Earsman, W. Woodley. .J. Mills, d. Matthews. J. J. Mair, W. W. Sandilands, A. Pasco : conductor. Mi- d. W. (Bennie ; leader. Mr A. R. Wills ; secretary, Mr W. J. Walker ; treasurer, Mr W. I). Pettigrew ; minute secretary. Mr J. Mair ; librarian, Mr J. Woodley ; band sergt., Sergt. J ones ; corporal. Mr Wk Woodley ; drum major, Mr J. d . MWir : social committee, Messrs Walls, Woodley, Matthews, W 7. d. Walker, and Mair ; finance committee ; secretary, treasurer, Messrs Wills and Mair : music committee, conductor, leader, and Bandsman F.arsman. The annual social of the band was held last Friday evening in the Victoria Hall, and was one of the most successful ever held by the band. The first part of the evening was devoted

to euchre, and prizes were won as follows :—Ladies ; Ist Miss Stephens, 2nd Mrs Swahn, booby prize Miss Storrie ; Gents : Ist Mr H. Wells, 2nd Mr Morris, booby prize Mr Swahn. Dkncing was indulged in for the remainder of the evening, during which the prizes were presented by the President, His Worship the Mayor. Refreshments were handed round by the bandsmen. Judging by the enthusiasm shown one of the best socials ended by the band conveying their sincere thanks to their many patrons, and to the M.’sC. bandsman W. Duthie and Mr A. Duthie), who are to be congratulated on the manner in which they carried out their onerous duties. A word of praise is due to the energetic secret tary (Mr J. J. Mair) for the way in which he carried out the arrangements.

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Municipal Band., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 15, 27 July 1907

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Municipal Band. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 15, 27 July 1907

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