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Victoria City Police Boys Band

Victoria City Police Boys Band

Confirmed: Jan. 15, 2008 (Archived)

Concert / Marching Band from Victoria BC
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Originally formed by the Victoria City Police Athletic Association as the Victoria City Police Boys' Band. The sponsoring Police member was Police Sargeant Ken Horsman, and the manager was Officer Dibden. We rehearsed originally on the second floor of the Senior Citizens activity centre at the corner of Fisgard and Government (now demolished). The director of the day was Ken Nelson (he may have been the 1st director). I joined in Sept 1966 at the tender age of 13 and was for many years by far the youngest member. After several years the band went through the usual recruiting problems and it was decided (in the late 60's) to let GIRLS join the band (woo-hoo!) and thus became the Victoria City Police Youth Band.....then the supply of younger musicians dwindled and it evolved again as the Victoria City Police Concert Band. When the Police Athletic Association ended their relationship with the band it became today's Greater Victoria Community Concert Band. Karen Fury,, is looking for any/all historic info that folks might have - Bob Cadwallader

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Last Lineup

Chris BoamClarinet
Vern O'Connellclarinet
Rick Carswelltrombone
Dave Plumeclarinet
Jon McGrathtrumpet
Denis Flinttrombone
Darryl Flinttuba
Darryl Kurtztrumpet60s-Name Change
Ken Cuttingtrombone60s-Name Change
Bob Crawforddrums60s-Name Change
Ian Rossitersax60s-Name Change

Past Members

Ken HorsmanManager1963-1968
Bob CadwalladerEuphonium1966-1972
Status: Continuing Under New Name
Evolved now as the Greater Victoria Concert Band - Last confirmed Jan. 15, 2008

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