framed coloured photograph
From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria
- A coloured photograph of a man in a band uniform holding a brass instrument ( a cornet?). The photograph has been taken outdoors. The photograph is in a frame with gold esges.
- H-270mm W-217mm
- barling-alf orbost-municipal-band
- This is a photograph of Alf R. Barling who was the bandmaster of the Orbost Municipal Band from 1961 - 1978. He played bass and cornet.
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.
Further info and Ref: In Times Gone By - Deborah Hall
- Fagg, Peter (Maker)
- The various Orbost bands over the years played a major role in community activities providing entertainment and musical experiences for the many members.
- on back - Alf R. Barling 1977
- 9 Sep 2019 at 12:04PM