My band is coming up to its 111th birthday this year in June, having been formed for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. I know there are a lot of old bands out there so we are not unique in that respect, but we do have a direct link back to the founding members. Some of our current players joined the band in the 1950s as boys and played along side original members from 1897 who were rather elderly, but still playing nonetheless. One of these 'boys' is clocking up 60 years service this year. So, I was wondering if any other bands out there have this kind of long service or is it unusual for this length of service with one band???