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History of the Band

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:29 pm
by John Saunders
I have today received my copy of the band history. What a splendid piece of work.Congratulations to Clifford Jones. Buy now before stocks run out. John Saunders retired first trumpet.

Re: History of the Band

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 pm
by rockfreak
Looking at some Beating the Retreat footage on You Tube I noted the band playing the march that was the Monty Python theme tune. Did this ever get played at lunchtime and if so how many people got punished for going into a John Cleese silly walk?

Re: History of the Band

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:36 pm
by J.R.
rockfreak wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 pm
Looking at some Beating the Retreat footage on You Tube I noted the band playing the march that was the Monty Python theme tune. Did this ever get played at lunchtime and if so how many people got punished for going into a John Cleese silly walk?
"The Liberty Bell" which was written by John Philip Sousa.

Yes - It was played and marched too during my time at CH, which was pre Monty Python, hence no silly walks/marches.

The playing of Glen Millers version of St Louis Blues March was frowned upon though by band master Mr Bailey.

Re: History of the Band

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:55 pm
by jhopgood
J.R. wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:36 pm

"The Liberty Bell" which was written by John Philip Sousa.

Yes - It was played and marched too during my time at CH, which was pre Monty Python, hence no silly walks/marches.

The playing of Glen Millers version of St Louis Blues March was frowned upon though by band master Mr Bailey.
Not sure whose version it was but we certainly played it in concert but not on parade.

Re: History of the Band

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:40 pm
by davidtaplin
Being a member of the Band 1951-1957 was for me an excellent aspect of life at Housey with tours around the Sussex Fairs and a great camaraderie. The Drum Major of my time became a four-star General and the Band Captain a double Oxford Blue.