The Flowers Band, based in Gloucester, is now in its 40th year. It was formed as a result of the Royal Gloucester Hussars (T.A.) Brass Band being disbanded. After negotiation with the M.O.D. the instruments were purchased and most of the former R.G.H. bandsmen, together with other local players, formed the City of Gloucester Band. Since then the band has had a variety of sponsors including Whitbread in the Community and Flowers Brewery.