Moments in Birtle History: Birtle Bands
In 1888, J.A. Markle and others donated $110 and got the support of the Town Council, which agreed to supply the balance of $75 and purchase instruments for the Birtle Brass Band. An orchestra was also formed in the 1880s with perhaps many of the same players. The bands played locally as well as in competitions.
Some Band Leaders were:
Herb Walker 1902
W.C. Knowles 1930’s
See also Passing It On, page 149-150
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