Author Topic: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street  (Read 8537 times)

bothy

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Re: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2014, 03:47:09 PM »
Hi By, welcome to the forum. Your uncle was the conductor when I joined the band in the early sixties I remember him well. Great conductor who commanded full focus from the band when rehearsing. A few friends of mine played in Agnes Street Silver and I'm sure they benefited by having George at the helm. Sorry to hear he has passed away, he must have been a good age.

harold

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Re: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street
« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2015, 10:03:07 PM »
I have a photograph of Belfast Military Band taken circa 1934 after they won a Major Band Contest I believe.
I know three of the members, one of whom is Wee Jackie Wright of Benny Hill fame.

tboy

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Re: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street
« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2015, 08:56:03 PM »
not me anyway. :D

william60485

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Re: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street
« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2015, 08:45:22 PM »
Does anyone who was in the Belfast Military Band remember Peter Dawson
Billy Hoey

Neil robinson-sture

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Re: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street
« Reply #79 on: October 17, 2015, 01:09:39 PM »
Crooksy, I was looking to find out if the military band was still in existence and saw your message, in what year did you work with Bob Agnew and the castle press? I worked there as an app compositor in the early 70's until I joined the army in 1973. His son in law was my boss, I can't remember his first name but his surname was Smith. I was also with the 95th and played the corner some happy memories. My name then was neil Robinson from merville.

Big Al

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Re: Does anyone rember The Belfast Military Band from Tennents street
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2020, 10:05:49 PM »
I've only just found this. I've been a mamber of this forum years ago, but forgot about it until I did a search for Belfast Military Band on Google.

I played Eflat clarinet in the band as a teenager in the early seventies. I went to school with Peter Marshall, who's dad and grandfather both played in it. Peter played the side drum, his dad played clarinet, and I think his grandfather played the tuba.

There was a chap who played solo clarinet and he was ex-military and had played professionally so he was top notch. But I remmeber he used to bring a 5 glass bottle of Teachers Whisky with him and have a wee tipple on practice nights.