Town Band Concert

Announcement Date: 6th November 1909

A Highly successful concert in aid of the fund for providing instruments for the newly formed Town band was held in the Town Hall on Thursday and Friday in last week. The effort was well supported by practically the whole of the chief residents, and those responsible had obtained the assistance of Mr and Mrs Tyrwhitt Drake, who kindly provided many of the items on the programme. On both evenings before the concert the band played selections under the arches of the Hall, and these were well received. The band was under the charge of Mr G Ward as conductor and Mr W F Vickery assistant, and their appearance and performance fully satisfied the expectations of all. On the first night admission was practically confined to ticket holders for reserved seats, who almost filled the Hall. The programme included many interesting items, and much good talent was shown, chiefly of a humorous character. On the second evening Mr G W Nash, Mr E T Drake, and Mr H C Ford were compelled to respond to vociferous demands for encores. Mr Burridge gave much satisfaction with his clever impersonations of various characters, humorous and otherwise. Miss F Hunt’s whistling solos were most cleverly executed, while the duet of Miss Douglas and Mr Titheridge was admirably sung. On the second evening Mrs Drake kindly filled Miss Douglas’ place, and her renderings of ‘John Peel’ and ‘Over the garden wall’ won general applause. From first to last the concert was a success, which was in a great measure due to the untiring efforts of Mr W Garton, who acted as secretary to a special concert committee, consisting of Messrs W S Baker, H C Ford, F Stubbings, and A H Heddon. Mr Fuller provided the drapery for the stage, the properties of which were lent by Amersham lawn Tennis Club. The receipt financially will be a gain of about £15 to the Town Band.