The Massed Bands
Conducted by C. A. Anderson from the De Montfort Hall, Leicester
This Festival was inaugurated fourteen years ago with the dual object of improving the standard of band music in the Midlands and raising funds for the Leicester Royal Infirmary. (More than £1,500 has been raised for the latter cause.) The Festival closes with a concert by fifteen bands selected from the number, usually about sixty, that have entered. A hymn is always played in memory of the founder of the Festival, the late J. R. Markham.
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