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Newquay Band

Probably the oldest institution in the town, Newquay Band was founded in 1865 and has been entertaining residents and visitor's to Newquay ever since. Regatta days and Cornish wrestling contests in the early days were some of the band's engagements. Leading the procession of the lifeboat through the town on August Bank Holiday was a formidable task, starting at am and going throughout the day until the afternoon launch, this continued up to 1934.

The Newquay Band has a long history of entertaining Newquay's visitor's, with records dating back to the 1800's. As Newquay's popularity with holidaymakers increased during the 1930's and with sponsorship from the Urban District Council, a full time Musical Director, Mr. Moyle, was appointed. During the 40's and 50's under Mr. Moyle's direction the Band became on of the top Bands in the county.

More recently, local reorganization resulted in the loss of sponsorship and sadly the band could not longer afford a full time musical director and combined with the retirement of older members the band had a struggle to survive. However and training program for young people was formed and slowly but surely the band has improved so that today they can provide a good balanced program of modern and traditional music for the publics entertainment.