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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE I' COGAN MILITARY BAND. —— The third annual meeting of the Cogan Military Band was held on Friday evening last at the Board Schools, Cogan, when Councillor F. H. Jotham presided, and there were also present Messrs J. Bryant (hon. conductor), John Rees (Corner's Well), J. Snell, R. A. Lewis, &c., and a good attendance of members of the band. Mr R. A. Lewis was appointed secretary pro tem. The t Chairman, in opening, warmly congratulated the band upon the high degree of efficiency they had t reached in such a short time, a fact which re- flected great praise upon the talented conductor, Mr J. Bryant. He regretted that owing to sickness in the family, the president, Mr J. Duncan, J.P., was unable to be present that evening to take the chair. The annual report and balance sheet was presented, the same showing a revenue of R.92 3s 10d., and a balance in hand amounting to £ 3 5s 5d. The largest items shown in the expenditure were A 18 2s for instruments, JE25 5s 6d for uniforms, and £23 Os 6d members' engagement fees. The subscriptions to the band amounted to £ 20 14s 9d. There still remains a debt of £ 70 on the instrument and uniform accounts. The band, which consists of 24 members, attended 17 engagements, 12 being honorary and five financial. The report was unanimously adopted, and considered a satisfactory statement, showing a great improvement upon previous years.—Mr J. Bryant, the efficient and energetic conductor, said the past year had been successful from several standpoints. The discip- line was good, and he was pleased with the present position of the band, the attendance being also larger and encouraging. Mr Bryant gave the members some excellent advice as to the founda- tion of the increased success of the band during the coming year, and thanked the School Board for the use of the school, and also the Rev F. Williams, M.A., the curate, Mr John Duncan, J.P., Mr John Rees, Mr John Manley, and others for the kind assistance shown by them. The following honorary officers were elected :—President, Mr John Duncan; secretary, Mr Robert Cole treasurer, Mr H. Bryant conductor, Mr John Bryant (certifi- cated and associate of college, London) auditor, Mr R. A. Lewis; recorder, Mr F. Lock committee, Messrs L. Snell, T. Hayes, J. Manley, J. Williams, W. Garwood, E. Lewis, W. Finch, and W. Screen. The revision of rules and the question of bands- men's merit of fees were left to the committee for consideration.—It was decided to hold concerts during the year, but other arrangements in con- nection with this matter were left to the committee.—It was decided that the entrance fee for bandsmen be 2s 6d, and it was also resolved to join the S.W.B.B. Association, the annual subscrip- tion being one guinea.—On the motion of Mr Lock, seconded by Mr W. Finch, it was decided to visit, patrons during the summer and at Christmas in aid of the band management fund.—Mr R. A. Lewis' suggestion to open a banking account was adopted also the motion by Mr F. J. Cole to start a management fund, separate from the uniform and instrument fund, 5 per cent. of the receipts of the band to go towards its support.-At the close of the business hear.y votes of thanks were passed to the chairman and Mr R. A. Lewis and others. We should add that Mr J. Rees, Corner's Well, kindly consented to subscribe annually half-a- guinea to the funds of the band.

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