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CHESTER INFIRMARY.i

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! EDUCATION AND LUNACY. I

IBRASS BAND CONTEST. 11 SUGGESTION…

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BRASS BAND CONTEST. 11 SUGGESTION FOR CHESTER. I TO THE EDITOU. I Sir,—Listening to a rehearsal on Saturday by the Taiporley- Band, prepaiatory to competing at the Brcmborough Baud Contest, reminded me that I had often thought how well a brass band j oonipct.tiou might bo received in Chester, say, on tho afternoon of the Cycle Paiade. A committee of management, an adju d icator, s substantial money prizes, a suitable fieid or | ground, a temporary bandstand with loof of corrugated iron (lion-absorbent to sound in case of raia, seats (for special payment), plenty of honoraiy stewards (with badges) to preserve Oi7- dMr, and a fchiUing admission would cover tho: chief organisation details. I havo in reooilcction an annual "Band Festi- j va.l" of many years ago. Thero were riifctru- ments in use then which are probably now gothor obsolete—the keyed bugle, the serpent and tho ophicie-.d->. The last- time I heard tiro Cist and third of these instruments was in ilio palmy days of WoiiibweU. In those days brass bands W(-, "I few, excluding military bands and those raised among workmen, such as naneis. Tho professional items in. the programme of the Band Festival I refer to weie always suppled by a regimental band through peimisiion ot the commanding officer. Some of the. placet; were pl,iy.ed by alt 11110 bonds massed, and, altogether, there was plenty of toom for interest and van- ety, no descriptive pieces or other abommat.ons bÜlJ allowed. ) Nowadays almost every small town, and even village has its band, often surprisingly good, so there would be no lack of competitors. I have heard many bands, from that of the fil3i Grenadier Guards downwardia. and I may bo permitted to say I listened to the Taiporley Band (I do not even know tire name- of a single member) with surprise and p'e-a^ure. torcom- position, sck'd:on of instruments, tune, sof?tu?? i ,^<11 .!«• V.-l +;»»«% the I L.nd is to bo congratulated as well as us con- j ductor.-i am, sir, yours obcdifnrjy. Srpt, 3rd 1 Qû6 A LU<Ji?i.-?. Sept. 3rd, 1906-  I

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