Conductor, H. HEYES
The band was formed in 1911, and was for a time attached to the 1st Warwick Heavy Battery, R.G.A., a unit raised by the Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage Wagon and Finance Co. in which the members of the band are employed. By winning the Daily Express Shield in 1926, the band won promotion to the championship class at Crystal Palace, in which it has regularly competed. For most of its career its conductor was the late G. H. Wilson ; the present conductor was appointed in 1931. Over £ 1,000 has been won in prizes since the war. The Metropolitan was the first brass band to broadcast from the old Birmingham station at Witton.
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