Whitby Brass Band, 1963
Description
Creator
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Members of the Whitby Brass Band posed in front of the Whitby Municipal Building at 405 Dundas Street West. The bandmaster was Stanley Redfearn.
Notes
Efforts to form a brass band in Whitby began in 1863. By 1866, the Whitby Brass Band was officially recognized for its contribution to the community in an article in the Whitby Chronicle (May 31, 1866).

The band was briefly associated with the 34th Ontario Regiment during the First World War before going on hiatus for the remainder of the decade. By the 1920s the band regrouped and was known as Whitby Citizens' Band.

The Second World War imposed another pause in the band's operations. In 1954, the band was reinstated, this time as the Whitby Police Band. During this time, the bandmaster, Eric Clarke, convinced Whitby Town Council to give the band an annual grant.

The band is still in existence.

Date of Original
November 11, 1963
Date Of Event
November 11, 1963
Subject(s)
Corporate Name(s)
Whitby Brass Band
Collection
Community Snapshots: User Contributions
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
Donor
Steve Baxter
Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date
1963
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Email:archives@whitbylibrary.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

For inquires about any newspaper content please contact askreference@whitbylibrary.ca

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Whitby Brass Band, 1963


Members of the Whitby Brass Band posed in front of the Whitby Municipal Building at 405 Dundas Street West. The bandmaster was Stanley Redfearn.