55th Old Boys Silver Band
Back Row: 1) Lewis Gray, 2) Gerald King,3) Gary Patterson, 4) Alan Hunter, 5) Hugh Megarrell, 6) James Duff, 7) Francis Hill.
Middle Row: 8) Jack McGarvey, 9) Terence Gault, 10) Bobby Hood, 11) Sam Fox, 12) Johnny Phillips, 13) Jackie Beattie, 14) Derek Orr, 15) Brian Ferguson, 16) Dave English.
Front Row: 17) William Frazer, 18) Fred McCrea, 19) Richard Steed, 20) William Duddy, 21) Jack Burch, 22) William McArthur Jr., 23) Harry Spratt, 24) Harold Hill, 25) Trevor McClintock.
The following list of players participated in Agnes Street Temperance Silver Band's winning performance at the British Open Spring Festival (Senior Cup) in 1955 at Belle Vue. The test piece was Thames Valley Suite by Henry Geehl, arr. by Frank Wright.
Thanks to Tony Malone for providing this list of names. Comments and corrections welcome!
This is a wonderful find as it links John McCoy to the Agnes Street Temperance Silver Band, the Belfast Temperance Brass Band and the IOR Rescue tent band - a descendant of the Belfast Temperance Band.
There's also reference Kennedy's Mills Band, a new discovery for the list of bands.
According to the 1901 Census records, McCoy lived in 104 Ravenhill Road and was married to Mary McCoy. The 1911 records show that they had moved to Napier Street, Belfast.
Scale practice (1930s style)
33 more bands added to the map
33 more bands added to the map:
10 more bands added to the Map
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NIBA Judge's Remarks - update!
Thanks to Robert McClurg (Wellington Memorial Silver Band) for locating 14 of the missing years for the NIBA archive of Judge's Remarks, We are now only looking for the following years: