Conductor, C. H. Baker
Nora Varcoe (soprano) (Soloist, GORDON BENNETTS) )This band was formed to celebrate the coronation of Queen Victoria, and continued as a village band with no thought of attempting more than local engagements. In 1909, however, the band became more ambitious and decided to go in for competitions-a change of policy that has won them innumerable prizes. Nora Varcoe, who is nineteen, doesn't remember when she first started to sing, but she entered competitions for singing and elocution when she was only eight. She has won twenty-six silver cups, seventy medals including gold ones for opera singing, and other special prizes. She made her first broadcast in 1932 at the old Plymouth studios, and was heard again from Bristol in 1934.
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