Regent Hall 1946

Band basses c.1948

A weekend campaign at Regent Hall in October 1946 re-established the bands reputation in the capital, and brought them this high acclaim:

Bandmaster Mountain is to be congratulated on the performance and the spiritual atmosphere created by the band. The band is precise in attack, clear in articulation and of excellent tone, and the large and critical audiences at the festivals were not slow to show enthusiastic appreciation: The renderings of King of Kings, and Moments with Tchaikovsky were especially notable, and Summerland gave scope to the band's rhythmic sense which is a feature of its playing. The conducting of the bandmaster, who did not use a score throughout the weekend is delightful to watch. Every movement is significant and effective and quite without exaggeration. His left hand, often limp, suddenly becomes expressive and dominating.