Award Winning Band. . .

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The award-winning Florida Legion Band can trace its roots back to the late 1800’s when it was originally founded as the Florida Cornet Bank. The idea of the band at the time was to play summer concerts for the residents and visitors to the village. the band was discontinued at the start of World War I. After the war, the Florida Fire Department decided to take on the sponsorship of a band, and thus began the Florida Fireman’s Band, which played parades and concerts regularly until World War II, when many of the members entered the service. At the end of World War II, the band was started up again and existed as such until 1971 when the Florida American Legion Post 1250 assumed the sponsorship from the fire department and the band’s name changed to the Florida Legion Band.

Today, the band supports a roster of 50 members and plays at many parades and concerts throughout a four state area and has numerous awards to its credit.

*Taken from The Warwick Historical Society’s Bicentennial Minutes of 1976*