Past Concerts and Events - 1880s

As far as we know the Gravesend Town Band was formed sometime in 1880, however we have no documentary proof of that yet. However we hope that local newspapers of the time may contain reports of our founding.
There are earlier mentions of bands and Gravesend which have been noted here for interest and future investigation. Some may relate to entertainments in Rosherville Gardens, Northfleet (1837-1901 and 1903-1911) which became a favourite destination for thousands of Londoners.
As much as we would love to have details of concerts or events relating to the band in this decade we do not know of any, if you have any please contact us.
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Fri 13/05/1831 Article about General Elections in the Morning Chronicle mentioning "Gravesend-band". Probably nothing to do with us, however noted here for future investigation.  
  1848 Mention of bands in Gravesend in a Poem found in 'A Sketch from the West-End' in "Sketches of London Life and Character, by Albert Smith et. al., [1849]" later editions entitled "Gavarni in London: sketches of life and character".


I've walked upon the Ramsgate sands-
I've seen the Isle of Wight,
And nodded to the Gravesend bands
That play from morn till night.
And Guernsey is too far away,
And Brighton is too near,
And dreary Worthing's like a tomb-
Where can we go this year?
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  1880 Band Established  
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Wed 10/06/1885 Crystal Palace - Great Sunday School Fete and Concert. Gravesend Town Band is listed amongst the paricipants as is Gravesend Gordon Choir. 18.00-
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  23/03/1889 Advertisement in "The Era":
Wanted, for Gravesend Town Band, First and Second Violin, Flute, Harp, Basso. Share till Whit Monday, then Salary Three Months. Secretary, 15, Glover-street, Chatham
So, did the Borough Band start as the Town Band (orchestra) or were they separate organisations?