Conductor, Lionel A. Leavey
Irene Baker (soprano)
Exactly when this band was formed is unknown, but records do show that there was a musician named Rice who held the post of bandmaster for over forty years. The present combination was re-formed nearly sixty years ago, and the .available evidence points to the fact that the band has been in existence in some form for nearly a century.
The conductor who will be in charge this evening, Lionel A. Leavey , has the distinction of being the first bandmaster in the West of England to gain the special diploma of the Bandsmen's College of Music.
by L. A. G. Strong
Read by the Author
Last week, on Wednesday, September I, a reading of L. A. G. Strong 's poems was given on the National wavelength, but this evening listeners in the West Country-a part that has been the setting of many of his stories-win hear him in the medium for which he is best known, fiction. A point that makes his tales of the countryside particularly attractive is the fact that he knows everything about the making of a living on the land, and the fact that he is a keen student of dialect.
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