Monthly Archives: June 2019

More rules – Stand Band (Lancashire) 1828

The band was formed in 1828, with Thomas Lee as its leader. It established a set of 16 Articles (rules) that members should abide by, with various monetary forfeits if they did not. Some additional rules were added after the … Continue reading

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More brass band rules – from the USA in 1853

Rules for Band Practice – Allen Dodworth’s Brass Band School 1853 Written by James Rice – “Teacher of Brass Bands” 1st – Tune all instruments by the 1st Soprano. 2nd – First tune but two at a time. 3rd – … Continue reading

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Wylam Colliery – Rules of a band

The band was founded in 1850 and was supported by the colliery owners, the Blackett family, and also by subscription. A set of rules were drawn up which, by today’s standards, were quite strict in their forfeits and fines, though … Continue reading

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Rhodes Bleachworks Brass Band

This band was probably formed in the mid-1890s. The first known mention is its appearance at a contest at Middleton in April 1897. It was strongly linked to the Bleach and Dye Works at Rhodes, near Middleton. The band’s conductor … Continue reading

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Riddings United March Book

This book consists of the Repiano cornet parts of 50 bound marches (of which two are missing) for the Riddings United Prize Band. Dating from around the 1890s/1900s – possibly slightly earlier. Most bands at this time had at least … Continue reading

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Rothwell & Rossini – an exploration of a manuscript score

This is a score book of the original Rothwell Temperance Band. This band was formed in 1881 with bandmaster Israel Blackburn, and it enjoyed considerable success over the years before merging with Yorkshire Imperial Band in 1999 and losing its … Continue reading

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