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The objects for which the Tonic Sol-Fa College is
established are:— (1) The musical advancement of
the students of the tonic sol-fa method; (2) the
training of teachers of the tonic sol-fa method ; (3)
the extension of musical knowledge among the
people by means of the tonic sol-fa method; (i) the
holding of classes, lectures, meetings for discussion
and demonstration, and examinations for certificates.
Membership of the West of Scotland Branch is re-
stricted (honorary members excepted) to persons
holding the Intermediate Certificate, and who pay
an annual subscription of 2s. Gd. to the fund of the
branch. Tonic sol fa clas es or musical societies in
the counties of Lanark, Renfrew, Ayr, Dumbarton,
Stirling, Argyle, and Bute shall be entitled to receive
recognition, advice, and assistance from the branch,
subject to the teacher or conductor being approved
by the committee, on payment of a registration fee
of 10s. 6d. per annum. At all business meetings
each member shall have one vote only, except in the
ballot election of committte, when votes are according
to articles 32 to 35 of the constitution of the Tonic
Sol-Fa College. In addition to forming public
classes, it is intended that the members of the
branch shall hold social meetings and conferences for
mutual improvement, and that a circulating library
will be formed.
President— John A. Brown, Esq., Morcdun house,
Paisley; treasurer, Mr. Colio Brown, 192 Hope St.,
Glasgfiw; secretary, Mr. Wm. J. Robson, 57 Gran-
ville PL, St. George's Road, Glasgow. Applications
for membership should be made to the secretary.
Conductor, Mr. James M'Kean.
The object of this Society is the study, with a view
to public performance, of the higher class of choral
music. The Society meets for practice in the S.S.
Baptist Church, Kirk Street, Gorbals, every Tuesday
evening, from August to April inclusive. Members can
be enrolled at any time during the session. Gentlemen i
pay an annual subscription of 5 s.; ladies free. An
Elementary Class, in connection with the Society, is
held in the above mentioned hall during the months:
of May, June, and July, every Tuesday evening.
President, John Henderson ; hon. treasurer, John
Wragg, 151: London Street; lion, secy., James L.
Macintyre, 42 Inglefield Street.
Secretary, Hugh A. Stirling 133 St. Vincent St.
The object of the Society is the study of classical
orchestral music : practisings held weekly during the
winter months. The directors invite the attention ol
instrumental amateurs to the Society. Application
for membership may be made to the secretary, or to
any member of committee.
Queen's Park.
This club was established in January, 1835, and
the bowling green formed on part of the lands of
Wellcroft, situated in Surrey Street, Laurieston.
In 1851 the club removed and formed two beautiful
greens, with a curling pond, near the head of Eglinton
Street, on ground obtained from the Royal Incorpora-
tion of Hutcheson's Hospital. From this site the
club was in 1876 under the necessity of removing
to a more eligible site at the north-west corner of the
Queen's Park, where two spacious greens were
made, a neat and commodious bowl house erected,
and the ground tastefully laid out so as to form a
most agreeable and ornamental adjunct to the locality.
Membership limited to 200. Present membership
(April, 188C), 175. Annual subscription, £1 10s.
Office-bearers for 1886-87: — President, John
Williamson; vice-president, John Hornsby ; secretary,
Jas. Smith, 21 Bath Street; treasurer, J. Neilson,
jun. ; ordinary directors, David Guthrie, J. Dickie,
J. A. Brown, and John M'Intosh ; champion, James
Ground — Brighton Place, Govan.
This club was formed in June, 1874, and its mem-
bership is open to natives of the whole of the northern
counties of Scotland, including the counties of Argyll,
Perth, and Fife.
Hon. president, Lewis H. S. White ; president, A.
C. Wood; vice-president, J. H. Wilson; treasurer,
John Sutherland; secretary, D. F. M'Ghee, 92 Glou-
cester Street, Glasgow,
Instituted 1848.
Earl of Glasgow, patron ; Bailie Wilson, West
Lodge, Pollokshields, president ; John Stuart, vice-
president; general committee, Messi's. Wm. Wilson,
J. Brownlie, A. M. Hosie, T. C. M'Leod, A. Camp-
bell, R. Dempster, J. E. Barclay, W. Stewart, Johi
Stuart, D. Sinclair, R. Service, and J. Robertson :
match committee, Messrs. W. Wilson, W. R. M'Cor
mick, T. C. Bryden, W. Stewart, and J. Robertson;
hon. treasurer, D. Sinclair, 8 East John St.; hon
secretary, J. Robertson, 69 St. George's Place.
Council, 1885-86 :— President, Lieut.-Col. Smith
vice-president, Lieut.-Col. Aitken ; hon. secretary
T. S. Harrison, 21 Westminster terrace, Sandyford
hon. treasurer, Fred. W. Arthur, 2 Hamilton drive.
Hillhead; with one representative from each company
and the captains and secretaries of sections.
This club is divided into four sections, viz., cricket
football (Rugby rules), lawn tennis, and gymnasium.
Each section elects its own captain, secretary, anc
committee, to manage its own affairs, subject to tht
approval of the council. The year is from April tc
April, and the annual subscription is 10s. 6d., pay-:
able on or before the 1st of May. Honorary mein-i
bers, 5s., who are entitled to admission to the ground
at Burnbank. Club uniform — chocolate brown anC
blue, the details of uniform being regulated by th(
respective sections. The classes for fencing and gym-,
nasties meet in Maryhill Barracks, and are conductecj
by the military instructor. \

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