Historical information

The first Orbost Brass Band was formed in 1889. Around 1908 the town band split and the Orbost Workers' Band was formed. Eventually the two bands merged in 1913 to reform as the Orbost Municipal Band under conductorship of Charles Spink. The band continued for many years but was later disbanded and again reformed. This was to happen a number of times, the last time being in 1961 and continuing through to the late 1970's. Further info and Ref: In Times Gone By - Deborah Hall

Significance

The brass bands of Orbost in their various forms provided entertainment to the Orbost community as well as benefits to the many members.

Physical description

Miscellaneous documents from the Orbost Municipal Band. These include; meeting notice registration cards; players list for VBL; a brief history of the band; constitution; directory of Victorian music organisations; list of attendees; attendance book-1976-1977