Royal Albert Hall 1949



Bandmaster Mountain was appointed to the International Music Board in January 1949 and on 23rd April he proudly took his band to the Bandmaster's Councils festival. Being held in the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since December 1931 this festival attracted great crowds, the arena alone being completely filled with bandmasters.

Boscombe shared the platform with Chalk Farm, Coventry City and the International Staff Band and together they opened the programme with the Coronation March. Solo spots for Boscombe consisted of Moments with the Masters, and the trombone solo A Prayer, played by Chris Hayes. The band acquitted themselves well and their playing was much appreciated.