Banding in Tewkesbury
1900 - 1910

26th May 1900
A parade to celebrate the relief of Mafeking (Boar War) and the Sovereign's 81st birthday was headed by the Tewkesbury Bugle Band.

Late Autumn 1902
Town Band re-established under Mr F.J. Dawes. 
The Town Band led the parade at 7 o'clock in the morning to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII. At 2:30pm the Town Band headed the children's parade and in the evening headed the torchlight procession through the town.

An article about Tewkesbury Corporation Band.

1903
15th August
First public appearance at Working Men's Regatta.
27th June Tewkesbury Volunteer Bugle band marched to the Railway Station.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (8am) Corporation Band assembled at the home of Councillor King to play a selection of music and again in the afternoon at the isolation hospital and work house.
Boxing Day Christmas selections played at the Mayor's residence at Mitton and at the Mythe.
Boxing Day and Christmas Day The Volunteer Drum and Fife Band played in the streets under Mr Swinton Taylor.

1904
2nd January
A movement on foot to raise necessary funds to provide a band stand in Victoria Gardens for the Corporation Band. A good serviceable stand in character with the gardens could be erected for about 40 or 50.
19th January A ball held to raise cash for band stand. Guests were: Mayor of Tewkesbury, Rt Hon Earl of Coventry and Countess, Rt Hon Sir J.E. Dorington. Bart. Mp and Lady Dorington, Rt Rev Bishop and Mrs Perowne.
21st June Band gave Promenade Concert on The Bell Hotel bowling Green 7:30pm.
21st July Corporation band played at "The Orchard" in the evening.
28th July Corporation Band played at Chaceley Garden Fete
13th August Corporation Band played at Working Men's Club 14th Annual Regatta and Sports.
1st September Corporation band played at Twyning and District Fruit and Flower Show in Twyning Park.
26th November Civic Church parade at congregational church. Parade headed by Corporation Band. Band also played at Church service.
Christmas Period Corporation band played on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and following day. Collected 27 for Bandsmen's benefits.

31st January 1905 The Corporation band played at a ball in aid of the band instrument fund.
26th August 1905 The Corporation band played at Working Men's club sports and regatta.

1906
7th July Presentation of long service medals to volunteers of the Tewkesbury Company. The parade marched to North House headed by Tewkesbury Corporation Band.
16th August Ashchurch Horticultural Society Show at which the Tewkesbury Corporation Band played throughout the afternoon and for dancing in the evening.
10th July Tewkesbury Abbey Annual Rummage Sale held at Bell Hotel Bowling Green. Open air concert given by Tewkesbury Corporation Band at 7:30pm.
21st July Conservative and Unionist Water trip and picnic. Tewkesbury Corporation Band played at the picnic held at Bushley Shrubberies.
11th August Corporation Band played on both days of Tewkesbury Regatta.
30th August Twyning and District Show. Corporation Band played during the afternoon.
24th November The Town Mayor and Corporation attended the church parade at the Wesleyan Chapel. Headed by the Corporation Band.
Christmas period A white Christmas with 3" snow falling on Christmas Eve. The Corporation Band played at the cross on Christmas Eve,  Christmas morning and Boxing Day morning. 

1907
6th April Town Band gave a concert in Victoria Gardens.
Whitsuntide Saturday - Street parade of floats etc. headed by the Corporation Band who also played for dancing in the evening.
Sunday - Tewkesbury Town Mayor and Corporation attended divine service in the Abbey. The parade marched from Town Hall to the Abbey headed by the Corporation Band.
25th July Tewkesbury Orchestral Band played at the garden fete at Chaceley.
1st August The Tewkesbury Borough Military Band played during the afternoon at the Mythe garden fete and also for dancing in the evening.
15th August Tewkesbury Corporation band played during the afternoon at Ashchurch Horticultural Show and also for dancing in the evening.
31st August Tewkesbury Corporation Band played at Twyning Fruit and Flower show and for dancing in the evening.
Christmas period The band played carols and Christmas music at the cross, heavy rain stopped the playing. On Christmas Day the Town Band and Salvation Army Band played carols in various parts of the town.

1908
5th December The Corporation Church Parade. The Town Band marched the Councillors, who wore their robes, to and from the Abbey.
Christmas period The Town band enlivened the streets with carol music. The day after Boxing Day the band played selections in the streets.

1909
17th July The Tewkesbury Friendly Society's Church Parade procession headed by Tewkesbury Borough Band from Town Hall to Abbey.
21st August At Ashchurch flower show Tewkesbury Territorial band under Mr A. Collins played during the afternoon and for dancing in the evening.
30th January The Tewkesbury Borough Band and Friends under Mr H. King entertained inmates of the workhouse.
7th August Tewkesbury Borough Military Band under the leadership of Mr J. Styles, played at the working men's club regatta.
20th November The Mayor and Corporation at Divine service held at Abbey. The Tewkesbury Borough Band headed the procession to and from the Abbey.
27th November Corporation Church Parade. Borough band headed parade from Town Hall to Abbey.

1910
15th January Dance held by the Tewkesbury Philharmonic Society band.
Easter (April 2nd) Tewkesbury Town Band played in Victoria Gardens in the evening of Easter Monday.
9th April The opening of the George Watson Hall and a concert was given by Tewkesbury Philharmonic Society band.
25th June A promenade concert given in the Victoria Pleasure Gardens by the Tewkesbury Territorial band. Conductor: Mr A. Collins
23rd July Promenade concert given by Tewkesbury Borough Band. Conducted by Mr E Styles. Proceeds = 2-5s-6d (2.27 1/2p) 
30th July A promenade concert given in Victoria Gardens by the Tewkesbury Company of Territorial's Band under it's conductor Mr A. Collins.
6th August Tewkesbury Territorial Band played at Tewkesbury working men's club regatta and sports. Conductor Mr A. Collins.
26th November Civic Church Parade headed by the Tewkesbury Borough Band.
Christmas period On Christmas Eve the Borough Band played in various parts of the Town. On Christmas morning played in the streets. On Boxing Day the Borough and Territorial Bands played at the workhouse for the inmates. Corporation band was 26 strong.
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   - Tewkesbury Corporation Band - In the Victoria Pleasure Gardens c.1910.

 

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