Faith Victorious Maidenhead Citadel Band
Maidenhead Citadel Band
Maidenhead Band can trace its history back to 1886 when William Thomas, a young farmer from the Salisbury area moved to the locality and became the first Bandmaster. On 25 June 1892, 18 members of the Band were arrested during an open-air meeting as they "unlawfully obstructed the free passage of the Highway by standing together for the space of twenty minutes." Bandmaster William Thomas took responsibility for the Band's actions and was sentenced to several months manual labour in Reading Gaol.
In the early 1990s the size of the Band fluctuated but under Bandmaster Stuart Hall they experienced a revival reaching a membership of 36 players.
Over the years Maidenhead Band has contributed many players to the Salvation Army's "Premier" Staff Bands. To date five Maidenhead Bandsmen have been members of Salvation Army Staff Bands; three in the International Staff Band, one in the Melbourne Staff Band and two in the German Staff Band.
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