pocket-sized ‘Book of Rules’ is believed to have been published during the early
1950s and was given to every member, player and committeeman of the Tredegar
Town Band Society.
It sets out in
17 rules the constitution of ‘Tredegar Band’, and covers items such as how it
is managed (by committee and officers), how often the band will rehearse (Friday 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Sunday 4.30pm to 7.00pm) and what action will be
taken against band members who are ‘persistently absent’ (they were to be
Rule 7 made
clear that ‘No bandsman shall be allowed to play, or enter the bandroom, under the
influence of drink’ and that during rehearsal, the Bandmaster or Deputy would
have ‘complete control’.
The Book of Rules was eventually set aside with the setting up of a new band
constitution in 1974.