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(1800 TO PRESENT TIME.)
Including Bands of First Life Guards, Second Life Guards, Royal Horse Artillery, Royal Horse Guards, Royal Artillery (Woolwich), Royal Artillery Mounted, Royal Garrison Artillery (Dover, Portsmouth and Plymouth), Royal Marine Artillery, Royal Engineers, Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards, Royal Marine Light Infantry (Chatham, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Woolwich), and Directors of Royal Military School of
BARKER, LEONARD (1852-----). Bandsman, Royal Artillery,
1870. Bandmaster, Scots Greys, 1882; Second Life Guards, 1889-95.
BATTISHILL, PERCY F. Bandsman, Sixtieth Rifles, 1884. Bandmaster, Queen's Regiment, 1896; Royal Garrison Artillery (Dover), 1904.
BIES, —. Bandmaster, First Life Guards, circa 1820.
BILTON, J. MANUEL (1862-—). Bandsman, Royal Artillery. Bandmaster, Seventeenth Lancers, 1891; Royal Horse Guards, 1903. Composer of Symphony in E flat, cantata, "The Wreck of the Hesperus," overtures, " Petruchio," "Ulysses," "Kossuth," etc.
BLANEY, JAMES (?). Bandmaster, Grenadier Guards (circa 1815).
BOOSE, CARL (1815-69). Bandsman, German Army. "One of the best clarinet players of his day " (Marr, " Music for the People"). Bandmaster, Ninth Lancers, 1841; Scots Guards, 1842; Royal Horse Guards, 1859. Decorated with Hessian "Order of Merit." Editor of Boosey's "Military Band Journal."