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Indian Bands for Wembley
Indian Bands for Wembley

Indian Bands for Wembley 1924


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Indian Bands for Wembley 1924

1 mins United Kingdom

A windy Wembley (presumably) plays host to Punjabi and Baluchi musicians of an unidentified military band in this attractively-shot item from the Topical Budget newsreel. The band are being inspected by Colonel Mackenzie Rogan in preparation for their appearance at the British Empire Exhibition. Col Rogan takes a close interest in the musicians' instruments, getting intimate with one player's bagpipes and another's saxophone, but the band - dignified and professional to a man - keep their eyes front and their minds on the job at hand.

Col Mackenzie Rogan was until 1920 Senior Director of Music of the Brigade of Guards, a post he had held for some 20 years, presiding over the music for Queen Victoria's funeral, Edward VII's coronation and funeral and the coronation of George V.




Wembley British Empire


South Asian Britain on Film




United Kingdom



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