The sound of music

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This programme dates from 1902. On May 18, the Hamilton and Cambridge Brass Bands combined to perform a programme of pieces at the Waikato Hospital to provide entertainment for the patients and staff. The Hamilton band then hosted the Cambridge band for dinner at Mr J. Bettley’s Coffee Palace, as reported in the Waikato Times on 17 May 1902. The Coffee Palace was opposite the Hamilton Hotel on Victoria St. Mr Bettley was also a butcher.

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