Advert For Butler's Military Band Instruments
Medium: Print on paper
This is the reverse of the leaflet.
Britain in the 19th Century was a very musical place. Music was played in the home by all family members; in the street by organ grinders; in public at pleasure gardens; and at organised performances in Music or Concert Halls. Musical appreciation increased dramatically during this period, brass bands were formed, choral societies were established in many workplaces and musical instruments such as pianos became more affordable. Employers actually encourage their workers to join bands believing that the discipline of practising every night encouraged dedication and commitment and that being part of an organisation would encourage people to work together at work as well as in their own time.