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Biografía del artista Laurence Henry Hicks

Laurence Hicks Was Born In 1912 In London To A Father Who Was A Clarinet Player In The British Army. 1 2 At The Age Of 14 Years He Was A Band Boy For The Cameronian Scottish Rifles. 2 The Following Year He Attended Royal Military School Of Music At Kneller Hall Learning The Clarinet And Cello. 2 He Subsequently Joined The Cameronian Scottish Rifles As A Clarinetist And Toured Egypt For Two Years And Then India. 2 He Returned To Study At Kneller Hall Undertaking A Bandmaster Course And Graduated In 1938. In January 1951 His Band Recorded Black Watch Military Band Royal Highland Regiment Conducted By Bandmaster Laurence H. Hicks Which Included A Composition By Hicks "Jubilee March". 1 The Following Month They Toured Australia And New Zealand. 4 In April 1952 He Was Appointed The Inaugural Director Of Music For The Royal Australian Air Force RAAF And Re-Established The Central Band. 2 5 6 He Recruited New Members And Designed The Band's Uniform. 2 By March 1956 The Central Band Were Practising Every National Anthem For The Forthcoming Summer Olympics In Melbourne. 2 On 1 January 1963 Hicks Was Awarded The Order Of The British Empire – Officer Military "in Recognition Of His Loyal And Valuable Service" 7 With The Citation "For Service As Director Of Music With The RAAF" Read More On Last.Fm. User-Contributed Text Is Available Under The Creative Commons By-SA License Additional Terms May Apply.

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