1. Melinda R

    Online location of Dr. Bevil's dissertation "And the Band Played on: hypotheses.. of music on the Titanic

    I am trying to find the forensic musicologist, J. Marshall Bevil's (deceased 2017) copy of And the Band Played On: Hypotheses concerning what music was performed near the climax of the Titanic disaster. This was one of his dissertations. He gave me permission in the early 2000s to use it but...
  2. L

    Question Is Mary Amanda Fairchild's theory about the band's last song true?

    Read The Last Song keynote
  3. H

    The Biggest Weekend 2018: Band "PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING" Creates 4 Titanic Related Songs

    Just found article that the band "Public Service Boardcasting" (that produce songs using old archive footage and audio such as on the Coal Miners Strike and Spitfires to name a few) have performed 4 new songs during the BBC's Biggest Weekend Festival (being Performed on the Harland & Wolff...
  4. TheTitaniac

    Review of 'Music Aboard the Titanic'

    Hi all, I recently created a write-up about the album Music Aboard the Titanic and would be interested in others' thoughts. The intent was to create a critical review as well as provide some context into each of the selections chosen and to maybe generate discussion on the topic. I plan to do...
  5. W

    Opening of plaque to Wallace Hartley

    I have successfully persuaded my local council to give me permission and funding for a blue plaque to Wallace Hartley due to the fact he was a residence in my home town of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, from 1902-1904. His fiancee was living here on the same road as the theatre where he played and...
  6. titanicman11

    Was there a band on Britannic?

    I'm also curious if there was a band on Britannic to entertain the wounded?
  7. H

    Olympic Bandsmen 1920's

    My great uncle was a bandsman on the Olympic and other ocean liners for many years. He was a notorious womaniser and married bigamously five or six times. He met wealthy women on his voyages! I would love to have a photograph of him, or any gossip....for the family archives. Although a...
  8. Alex Clark

    And The Band Played On.

    I have just read this and found it rather interesting. I was surprised at the comment made about cohabitation being the norm then. I also found the comments on the Women and Children First rule being a modern idea interesting. I would have thought it would be much more likely to happen then than...
  9. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Titanic Songbook
  10. Encyclopedia Titanica

    Titanic bandleader's letter is highlight of auction timed to the 100th

    A New Hampshire auction house is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by offering more than 180 pieces of memorabilia from the maritime tragedy, including a letter from the bandleader who chose to play on as the ship sank. Wallace Hartley wrote home to his parents in...
  11. M

    Band in 2nd and 3d classes

    Looking for insights into what type of band played in second class, name of musicians, type of music, schedules, etc.
  12. M

    And the Band Played On by Christopher Ward

    Preview of a book soon to be published. Persevere past the first bit, which we all know one way or another, to read a rather depressing account. Tried to find if this was elsewhere on the Board, but it doesn't seem to be...
  13. M

    The Band That Played On by Steve Turner

    Just wondering if anyone else picked up this book. I haven't read it yet but it's on my short list. The story of the band has always been of interest to me.
  14. Etienne Michel

    Until what time did the band play

    I'm surprised there isn't any thread about the band during the aftermath of the collision and subsequent sinking of the ship. Perhaps I haven't looked in the right places? I'm specifically interested in knowing how long Wallace Hartley and his companions played after the collision. Is there...
  15. J

    Where did the band play

    I'm wandering where the Band concert took place. Some people said it was in the Reception on D deck and other think it was in the First Class Lounge...Sorry if the question was already asked and answered...And sorry for my english, my native language is french... [Moderator's note: The title...
  16. S

    Band's Schedule

    I have a question regarding the musicians and their work schedules. Besides providing dinner music in the first class and second class dining room, what other areas of the ship would they have performed in? They must have had some schedule that told them where they were supposed to be...
  17. P

    The Band's whereabouts the night of the sinking

    Hello all, just a couple of simple questions regarding the band in the evening of April 14th. Am I wrong, or were most (if not all) public rooms closed by 11pm on April 14th? If I'm indeed correct on that one, then were was the band when it was asked (ordered?) to go and play for the...
  18. P

    Music of the band

    Hi there! In Camerons Titanic the band is playing several numbers (not only at the sinking but also at lunch, dinner et cetera). I want to know if these numbers (like 'Orpheus' and 'Wedding Dance') really were played on the ship, where I can find them on google or something and witch...
  19. H

    Titanic's First Class Band

    Hi I just came across something that i thought might be a good topic for conversation. Whilst reading a sunday newspaper Britain's News Of The World, i came across a page that was entitled TRUE OR FALSE, it was written by a lady reporter who was giving answers to popular myths. One of which...
  20. O

    Where did the band eat

    Can anyone answer this question? I really wonder where the band, listed as 2nd class passengers, had their meals on the Titanic. I am sure that someone knows the answer