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Band on the Prom, The - The Llandudno Town Band

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  • Band on the Prom, The - The Llandudno Town Band
  • ISBN: 9781845242343
  • Susan M. Wolfendale
  • Publication May 2015
  • Format: Paperback, 210x148 mm, 166 pages

A volume tracing the first 100 years of the St Tudno Silver Band, noting the dedication of ordinary members - joiners, plumbers and engineers - and extraordinary bandmasters who accepted the challenge of providing musical entertainment for the town of Llandudno, resulting in visitors returning to the North-Walian resort annually.

Further Information:  It is 1910, and Llandudno, the most fashionable seaside resort in Wales, has a problem: the Town Band is not providing entertainment to the standard expected by its discerning visitors.

The Bandmaster cant make ends meet, but the Council wont allow him any more money. No one else is volunteering for the job, except the local brass band

This is the story of how the St Tudno Silver Band came to an arrangement with the Llandudno Urban District Council; of its extraordinary bandmasters, who took on the challenge of providing music whenever the town required it; of the phenomenal success of the nightly shows on the promenade bandstand, that brought visitors flocking back to the resort year after year.

It is also the story of the working men joiners, plumbers, engineers who dedicated decades of their leisure time to playing the iconic tiddly-om-pom-pom on the promenade.

The history of the Llandudno Town Bands first 100 years is told through unprecedented access to the Bands archives and reveals the previously hidden story of the amateur musicians who became the very public face of Llandudno.