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A Famous Band

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Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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Ou Saturday afternoon of this week he Britisb Gnards Band, which is undonbtedly the greatest in the world vill give a concert iu University hall. ieut. Dan Godfreys, British Gnards 3aud is uow touring the TJnited States and Oauada giving coucerts in the n-incipal cities. It is only by the jreatest good fortune that they have )een secured to give a concert in this city. The demands on their time are so great that they are tinable to make an evening stand here but after playing lere in the afternoon, they will give a concert in Detroit in the evening. In a short time the band will close its American tour and leave tor Australia. The band is the best of the many British military bands and being in the service of the government is now away on furlough. The leader, Lieut. Dan Godfrey, is the bandmaster to the Queen. Compared with other bands this one is easily the peer of any. Those who have heard both ït and our American bands claim that it excels even Sonsa's in the playing of that composer's own selections. In Bngland it is the most famous and popular band iu that country and since is recent visit to this country it has become quite well known here. The programs which it gives are a pleasing assortuieut of classical and popular selections. Ita music is soul stirring, the kind that nViftprpd thp, charee at Waterloo and San Juan. Because it is an English band, it must not be supposed that it does not play the airs familiar to an American andienoe. On the contrary the band plays our popular airs with a feeling and movevment which is a revelation. The band comes here under the auspices of the University Athletic association, which will have full charge of the arrangenients. It is especte that University Hall veill be crowded There will be no reserved seats anc the adrnission which always has bee 1.00 has been reduced to 50 cents.