From the Manchester Guardian, 18 October, 1915
A Call For Bandsmen
A military band for the 3/8th Manchester Battalion Regiment, stationed at Southport, is in the course of formation, and bandsmen are required.
The band of the 2/8th Manchesters is also in need of a flautist. Applications are to be made to Captain Higham, officer commanding the depot of the 8th Manchesters at Ardwick Green.
Dr Stephen Etheridge