The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

HSBC Assists King’s Own Band Club

Malta Independent Saturday, 13 November 2010, 00:00 Last update: about 6 years ago

The HSBC Malta Foundation has presented Valletta’s King’s Own Band Club, whose history goes back more than 136 years, with a donation to upgrade its technical equipment.

The Band is considered to be part of Malta’s cultural heritage. In 1885, the Prince of Wales granted the band club his name and was thus called The Prince of Wales Band Club. When the Prince was crowned King of the British Empire in 1901, the committee made a formal request to have the band club renamed after the king. The band club became officially known as the King’s Own Band Club.

“HSBC’s continuous support helps us raise funds to ensure continuity in our musical endeavours,” said, the society’s president Ivan Grixti. “As a non-profit making organisation, the continued existence of musical societies like the King’s Own Band Club is only guaranteed by such donations.”

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