As children we were enthralled by the sound and presence of the bands as they passed by. Today things haven’t changed, and it is still the bands who through their dedication and practise still show off our organisation to the full. The 70’s are gone and with them the jumper and trousers with the stripe up the side. Today’s bands have a great financial burden to bear for both uniforms, and also musical instruments. We would take this opportunity to thank those members who do so much for the institution in providing the bystander at our parades with a vision of skill and discipline, for which we are all rightly proud.