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Thread #157445   Message #3716928
Posted By: treewind
16-Jun-15 - 08:24 AM
Thread Name: Long lasting bands
Subject: RE: Long lasting bands
According to Wikipedia, "The Royal Artillery Band is a British military band (and former symphony orchestra) originating in 1557, but granted official status in 1762."

Either date is a record hard to beat.