Whitby Citizen's Band, August 1931
- Campbell Studio, Photographer
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- A black and white photograph of the Whitby Citizen's Band. This picture was taken on the front steps of the Ontario County Courthouse on Center Street South after the band won first prize in competition at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. From left to right:
Back (Fourth) Row: Robert M. Deverell (Deputy Reeve); Charles Edward Bowman (Mayor); Albert Wilson Jackson (Reeve); J.F. Boothe (President).
Third Row: F. Lee (Third Cornet); J. Clarke (Third Cornet); D. Meech (Solo Cornet); B. Harlow (Solo Cornet); Eric Clarke (Solo Cornet); J. Taylor (E. Cornet).
Second Row: L. Smith (D. Drum); M. Cordy (Euphonium); J. Charters (First Baritone); F. Von Gunten (Rep. Cornet); E. Clarke (Second Baritone); R. Wood (First Alto); Tom Semple (Second Alto); A. Bryant (Solo Alto); S. Gibson (Side Drum).
Front Row: A. Toms (Bass); A. Alexander (Bass); J. Clarke (Bass); J. Broadbent (Bandmaster); J. Lee (Treasurer and First Trombone); W. McBride (Second Trombone); Dave Mowat (Manager and Bass Trombone).
- Efforts to put together a Whitby Brass Band were started in 1863 and attempts were made to secure public funding. In June 1863, town council decided that it was not advisable "to appropriate any money for the purpose of organizing a band in this town." (Whitby Chronicle, June 4, 1863). This did not deter the band members. In August they openly solicited funds from townspeople and on October 27 of the following year the Whitby Brass Band was advertising for business in the Whitby Chronicle. On May 31, 1866, an article in the Whitby Chronicle claims that the band was officially recognized for its contribution to the community. During the First World War, the band became associated with the 34th Regiment. By 1915, the band had dropped out of sight. By the 1920s, the band had regrouped and was now known as the "Whitby Citizens' Band". The band continues to operate to this day in Whitby. (Information for this entry was found in "Brass Roots: Whitby Brass Band Then and Now" by Jacky Bramma (2002).
- [Underneath Photo and Centred] WHITBY CITIZENS' BAND
WINNER OF FIRST PRIZE C.N.E. BRASS BAND COMPETITION, 1931
R.M. DEVERELL, Deputy Reeve; C.E. BOWMAN, Mayor; A.W. JACKSON, Reeve; J.F. BOOTHE, President
F. LEE, 3d Cornet; J. CLARKE, 3d Cornet; D. MEECH, Solo Cornet; B. HARLOW, Solo Cornet; ERIC CLARKE, Solo Cornet; J. TAYLOR (E flat Cornet)
L. SMITH, B Drum; M. CORDY, Euphonium; J. CHARTERS, 1st Baritone; F. von GUNTEN, Rep. Cornet; E. Clarke, 2d Baritone; R. WOOD, 1st Alto
T. SEMPLE, 2d Alto; A BRYANT, Solo Alto; S. GIBSON, Side Drum
A. TOMS, Bass; A. ALEXANDER, Bass; J. CLARKE, Bass; J. BROADBENT, Band Master; J. LEE, 1st Trombone; (Treasurer)
W. McBRIDE, 2d Trombone; D. MOWAT, Bass Trombone [Manager]
- Date of Original:
- August 1931
Width: 6 cm
Height: 6 cm
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Image Width: 6cm
Image Height: 6cm
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
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- Scanned from a copy negative.
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