From the Woodbridge Orchestral Society website.

The earliest evidence of the existence of a Woodbridge Orchestral band was in 1883, when they performed with the Woodbridge Choral Society on Tuesday February 6th, 1883. The Choral Society was formed in 1882, and this was their first concert.

A photostat copy of the programme is in existence. The first half comprised ten short items, a number of them solo items, whereas the second half was devoted to van Bree's Cantata, "St.Cecilia's Day".

In the orchestra there were 2 Violin I's, 5 Violin II's, 3 Violas, 2 Cellos, Double-Bass, 3 flutes, 2 Clarinets, 1 Bassoon. 2 Horns, 2 Cornets, Drums, Piano and Organ. The leader of the band was a Mr. Cullingford (1st Violin).