Kōrero: Brass and pipe bands

Invercargill Garrison Band

Invercargill Garrison Band

The Invercargill Garrison Band is shown in 1909, with conductor Tom Lithgow standing in the centre behind the band. In 1908 Lithgow asked his brother, composer Alex Lithgow, for a test piece for the 1909 South Island championships being held in Invercargill. Alex rearranged a piece he had written earlier and dedicated it to his home town as the 'Invercargill march'. It was first performed at the 1909 contest, and went on to become one of the most internationally popular brass-band tunes.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Reference: 2001.308

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Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Early military and brass bands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43238/invercargill-garrison-band (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014