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The 1950's to 1980's

 

Since 1947 the band had been steadily improving their standards and in 1961 the ‘Middies’ were the first Carnival Band to win the Carnival Band Secretaries League (CBSL) Triple Championship. (This was an amalgamation of 3 contests, the SouthEast Midlands, the Midlands County’s and the League Championships).

 

In 1971 the band were responsible for reincarnating the old Derby Carnival and organised Derby’s most colourful occasion until 1976. Also during this time the Middies were the only band to march on Plymouth Hoe.

In 1975 the Derby Midshipman Carnival Band was one of the founder members of the Carnival Band Association and the band were undefeated for the first two years.

 

Then 1984 the band changed its uniform from the style of the British Midshipmen to that based on the style of the French Naval dress of the 1800’s period.

 

 

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