Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost
A black / white photograph of band members with their instruments. In the fron row are two,small boys sitting on either side of a drum. Behind them is a row of young boys, the one on far left holding a small dog. Another row is kneeling behind them and a row is standing at the back with one man centre back by himself. They are all dressed in suits or uniforms.
The photograph has been glued onto cardboard.
The Orbost Workers' Band was started in 1889 by Donald and Archie Munro. The band folded after the town was devastated by floods in 1893. Charles Spink reformed the group in 1905. It split in 1908 and the breakaway band was named the Orbost Workers Band. The two bands, The Orbost Workers and Orbost Town Band would often compete against each other. Eventually, in 1913, the two bands amalgamated to form the Orbost Municipal band. The old Orbost Municipal Band recorded its last meeting in 1941 -a lack of effort and membership. The new Orbost Municipal Band was restarted by Clem Heather (a previous member) on Wednesday 20th September, 1961 and continued into the late 1980s when lack of interest caused it to become defunct.
Members of the 1910 Orbost Workers' Band in the photograph are from back and left to right : Bill Whillance; Vic Lawless, Tom Reeves, August Redenbach, Alex Stirling, Bert McCoy, Bill stirling, Ray Napier, Ted Swan, Albert Hight; George Jackson, Jack Richardson, Bill Clark, Wally Swan, Arthur Redenbach, Brick Richardson, Jack Healey, dave Williams; Ossie Wehner, Charles Black, Val Perry, Charlie O'Brien, Arch lavell; Tom Swan and Harold Napier
This is a pictorial record of the Orbost Brass Band. The various Orbost bands over the years played a major role in community activities providing entertainment and musical experiences for the many members.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - "Flavel, 1910"