Marching into Sunderland’s past with jazz band memories

Today we are striking a happy note with our selection of jazz band pictures.

By Debra Fox
Tuesday, 07 May, 2019, 11:06
Blackfell White Stars Jazz Band in 1974.

Something so many of us remember from our childhood, all summer carnivals seemed to have a jazz band section - and it was a great part of the day. See if you can spot anyone you recognise in any of our pictures from events gone by.

Peterlee Town band leads the towns annual carnival parade. Legionaires jazz band.
The Peterlee Zodiacs Jazz band in 2010.
Easington Colliery Juvenile Jazz bands display and competition in the Welfare Grounds in 1979.
Drum majorette Michelle Tully at a juvenile jazz band parade through Seaham in 1981.
Ryhope All Stars jazz band in 2009.

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Sharing one umbrella - members of Sunderland Juvenile jazz band in 1979.
Members of Sunderland Royals jazz band in 2012 at Pennywell Community Centre.
Pictured at Havelock Hospital League of Friends Fetein 1975.
Jazz bands take part in the annual Ryhope Community Association carnival and summer fair in 1995.
Mascot Lee Davison, 4, at Castletown Carnival in 1981.
Xylophone players of Sunderland Westenders Jazz Band took part in Ryhope Community Association annual carnival and summer fair in 1993.
Downhill and Redhouse All Stars jazz band march through the streets of Downhill towards the Carnival ground in 1982.