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Portrait - John Henry Iles

The Portrait of John Henry Iles, OBE

The Musicians' Company Archive Project

Known as 'John Henry',  J.H.Iles, OBE (1871-1951) was born in Bristol and was very influential in the promoting of the Brass Band movement in Britain during the first half of the 19th century.


Iles served as Master of the Company 1932-1933 and was appointed OBE for his services to the Brass Band movement in 1944.


Four members of the Iles family became Master of the Company: John Henry; Henry Frederick Bird (Eric); John Bird (Jack); and John Clive. Click Here to see a separate section of this website which gives a great deal more information about John Henry Iles.

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