The Church Lads Brigade Regimental Band
This year marks the 113th anniversary of the CLB Regimental Band. In the beginning, it was just a small fife and drum band, but it eventually
evolved into the full military band which we all enjoy today.
Over the years, the band has performed on many special occasions
including the visits of various members of the Royal Family, the visit of
Pope John Paul II, for the veterans of both World Wars, when the band
lead them at their departure and upon their return home. In fact, the CLB
Band still provides music at parades for the various branches of the
armed forces in the St. John's area.
Since 1964, the CLB Regimental Band has been a well known and important
feature at the annual Royal St. John's Regatta. The Band's rendition of
"The Banks of Newfoundland", what has become known throughout this
province as "Up the Pond", is as much a part of Regatta tradition as
each race at which it is played.
The Royal St. John's Regatta Committee thanks the the CLB Band for
providing the music during Regatta Day. We salute all members of the Band
and thank them for the past 40 years of continuous service at the Quidi
Vidi Lake Bandstand.