Victoria City Police Boys Band

Concert / Marching Band from Victoria BC
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Victoria City Police Boys Band

since circa 1963
Originally formed by the Victoria City Police Athletic Association as the Victoria City Police Boys' Band. The sponsoring Police member was Police Sargeant Ken Horsman, and the manager was Officer Dibden. We rehearsed originally on the second floor of the Senior Citizens activity centre at the corner of Fisgard and Government (now demolished). The director of the day was Ken Nelson (he may have been the 1st director). I joined in Sept 1966 at the tender age of 13 and was for many years by far the youngest member. After several years the band went through the usual recruiting problems and it was decided (in the late 60's) to let GIRLS join the band (woo-hoo!) and thus became the Victoria City Police Youth Band.....then the supply of younger musicians dwindled and it evolved again as the Victoria City Police Concert Band. When the Police Athletic Association ended their relationship with the band it became today's Greater Victoria Community Concert Band. Karen Fury, [email protected], is looking for any/all historic info that folks might have - Bob Cadwallader [email protected]
Continuing Under New Name

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Last Lineup

Chris Boam
Clarinet
Denis Flint
trombone
Jon McGrath
trumpet
Dave Plume
clarinet
Rick Carswell
trombone
Vern O'Connell
clarinet
Darryl Kurtz
trumpet
60s - Name Change
Ken Cutting
trombone
60s - Name Change
Bob Crawford
drums
60s - Name Change
Ian Rossiter
sax
60s - Name Change

Past Members

Ken Horsman
Manager
1963 - 1968
Bob Cadwallader
Euphonium
1966 - 1972

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