W. N. Nicholson in France - 1915

from Behind the Lines, page 250:

Music hath charms - at least some music is so reputed - and in December of 1915 a band in each divison was authorized; instruments were received and in an incredibly short time this 'diversion' marched out daily to our various billets where it discoursed sweet music. We found a private soldier who said he had once been a band sergeant; and he turned out trumps. He was full of enthusiasm and the technique of martial music; directing his corporal to march the band to its destination, while he walked behind at his ease. Musicians of every class competed to become members. The 'trombone' came …   more >>

cite as

Colonel W. N. Nicholson, Behind the Lines (London, 1939), p. 250. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1491833992110 accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: France


W. N. Nicholson
colonel, Military Officer, Soldier

Listening to

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military band music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:19:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:20:14 +0100