Is this the "oldest" band in the country?

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Euphman2, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Euphman2

    Euphman2 Active Member

    North Manchester
    After a recent article in the brass band press, The Westwood over 50s Band from Oldham decided to total up both playing ages of the players and their total number of years since they started playing to see what the figures were.
    The figures were supplied by the players and conductor plus "Super sub" conductor / trombone player and band founder Pat Ward (retired?, you must be joking!!!!!!).
    The combined ages of the thirty members is 2229 years and the combined playing time is 1605 years giving an average age of 74.3 years and average playing time of 53.5 years.
    The band rehearses every Tuesday afternoon and usually has every position covered apart from Sop cornet. They still perform concerts, often for groups who require a band in the daytime which most bands cannot manage.
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