The history of Marsh Gibbon Silver Band has close
ties with the history of the Marsh Gibbon Friendly Society, with members of the Friendly Society reforming the band on a number
of occasions, most notably after both World Wars.
Society holds an annual feast day on the nearest Saturday to Oak Apple Day (usually late May). The Band leads the parade of
club members to the Church and to the village hall for their feast.
In 1820, Mr Heritage, the landlord of The Greyhound Pub in Marsh Gibbon,
noted in his diary that there was a parade of the Friendly Society through the village accompanied by a band. This is the
first written reference to a band in the village, forty five years before the Marsh Gibbon Band was officially established.
Band was reformed in 1906 by Will Herring and Marley Walker and has been in existence ever since, except for two short spells
during the war years.
In 2015, the Band celebrates its 150th anniversary.