The 1940s

The 1940s

Apparently the band did just about manage to survive and continue playing over the years of the Second World War.

Pictured is the band in September 1948. Click on the image to see zoomed in pictures of the right and left half of the band.

The band in 1948

First Female Member

It was the late 1940s before the band had its first female member, as pictured below.

Band with first female member

Evening Classes

At about this time too, evening classes were held for young players, as reported in the following excerpt from a concert programme of that time.

The band in 1948

Diamond Jubilee

1949 saw the Diamond Jubilee of the band which was celebrated with a concert at the Old Court House in Barnet.

Programme from Diamond Jubilee Concert 1949