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Gloucester Scout Band celebrate 50 years

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Fifty years ago the 46th Gloucester Scout Band was formed with a few second hand drums and bugles. Fifty years on the Band is now known as the Gloster Gladiators Scout Band and are now a marching brass Band.

Over the years they have changed names and will be remembered by many people as Christchurch (Gloucester) Scout and Guide Band. They have performed all over the country during the years and have even travelled abroad to perform, at a variety of events from football matches, carnival processions, remembrance parades, business open days, fetes, the list is endless.

The Band is made up of members from the 46th Gloucester Scout Group, all of the members in the Band are very activie members of either our Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Explorer Unit. All the Leaders involved with the Band are also Leaders within our Scout Group as well, who give their time voluntary.

As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration they are inviting anyone who has been connected with the Band since it’s formation in 1957 - former members, helpers and supporters are invited to attend on Sunday 29th April at Murray Hall, Tuffley Lane, starting at 2 pm. Photographs, uniforms and other historical items will be on display during the event. Another first in the Bands history, current Band members will be performing with former members from all five decades of the Bands history.

Former members of all the decades of the Bands history are travelling from all over this country. One founder member is travelling from Australia for the event. So if you were once a proud member of the Band why not go along to Murray Hall and meet up with your old friends and enjoy reminiscing.

You can find our more about the Gloster Gladiators Scout Band on their website -, or by email to

If you would like anymore information please feel free to contact us. You maybe interested to read the Readers News section of the Citizen, as the former member who is coming from Australia has written an article in their, about his time in the Band.

The band marched last saturday on the opening of the house of the tailor of Gloucester

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