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Clydebank Burgh

The Clydebank Burgh Band traces its origins to the Spinners Band that was established in Duntocher circa 1829. In the mid-1870's this band became the Duntocher Brass Band and is still in existence to this day. When the Singer sewing machine factory was built on a green field site in Kilbowie, between 1882 & 1884 many new workers came to the factory. Amongst them were people who had played with a brass band in their home area so they joined the Duntocher band. When, later, Singer offered the men free practice premises in the factory, the Clydebank members brought with them the instruments from the Duntocher Band. It took a court action to decide that the instruments did indeed belong to Duntocher, whereupon they had to be handed back. The Clydebank men were then left with rehearsal premises but no instruments! A public meeting was held in Clydebank in which an appeal was made. The money for a complete set of new instruments was raised and in 1891 the Clydebank Brass Band was born.

In 1906, in return for financial support from the local council, the band became Clydebank Burgh Band and since then has played at numerous civic events.

In 1941, during the Clydebank Blitz, the band lost the band hall, a lot of equipment and all of the music library. Other bands including the Black Dyke Mills Band helped replace some of the library and the band was able to carry on.

Clydebank won the Scottish Amateur Brass Band Association Championship seven times between 1896 & 1910. In more recent times the Band became Scottish fourth section Champions in 2000, Scottish third section Champions in 2001 and won the second section at the 2005 Fife Brass Band Festival. The band continues to compete regularly.

Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:30pm

Rehearsal Venue - Kvaerner Building, Dumbarton Road, Clydebank

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