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BANDS OF MUSIC.                             59
for which they are to allow fivepence farthing sterling monthly to be given out of their wages.
VIII.    The two French horns will enter into pay, as soon as they sign their articles, the pay of the other six musicians, to commence as soon as they arrive at the corps.
IX.    (In the handwriting of Colonel Phillips.) Provided the musicians are not found to be good per­formers at their arrival they will be discharged, and at their own expense. This is meant to make the person who engages the musicians careful in his choice.
W. Phillips,
Lieut.-Col. Comdt. of British Artillery.
Sundry instructions for "bands" are given in Simes's "Military Guide" (1772) and his "Military Course" (1777). Here are some of them: "The musi­cians must attend roll calling at all times when the regiment is on the march or under arms," and in action they are directed "to stay with their respective com­panies, and assist the wounded," practically the duties they perform to-day. Further, "they must be circum­spect and exact in keeping their instruments of music in order, and that they practise three times a week." "The most skilful of the band ought to be appointed bandmaster," says our author. "To his care and in­spection the others should be subjected "; and it was left to his discretion to " find out and practise the best adjudged pieces." For the guidance of commanding
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