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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 221

Central Band of the Canadian Forces fonds.  - [ca. 1960]-1980.  - 358 audio tape reels. 

Administrative history
Military musical group created upon the unification of the armed forces in 1968, uniting musicians from the former Army, Navy and Air Force bands.  Originally called the National Band of the Canadian Forces, the group adopted the name of the Central Band of the Canadian Forces in 1970.  From its permanent headquarters in Ottawa, the Central Band has conducted many tours of Canada and Europe, where it has performed, for example, at the International Music Festival in Berne, Switzerland, and at the NATO music festivals in München-Gladbach, Germany, in 1968 and 1969. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining chiefly to the musical activities of the Central Band of the Canadian Forces:  sound recordings of rehearsals and concerts of the Central Band of the Royal Canadian Air Force (ca. 1960-68), the National Band of the Canadian Forces (1968-70) and the Central Band of the Canadian Forces (1970-80). 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the organization in 1992 and 1995. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 

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