Over a continuous period of nearly one hundred years, the Glenwood band has performed at innumerable fetes, schools, and openings of buildings, race meetings, provincial rugby matches, military tattoos and competitions both in KZN and around the country with distinction.
Undoubtedly the most successful years were 1978 – 1984 when the Administrator’s Shield was won 7 years in succession and the Natal Command Trophy 6 times. The band was also adjudged to be the best band in South Africa During the years 1979 – 81. Much of the credit for this success is due to the bandmaster during this period, the late Mr Kim Edwards.
The Falcons have worked hard to rebuild their name as a marching band in the fine tradition. Having achieved 3rd place in the South African Brass Band category in 2008, they continue to refashion their sound and performance as they continually recruit members to their melting pot of fresh talent.
Prizegiving and assemblies are included in their resume of performance venues, but the Falcons look forward to making their mark as a unifying band which generates school spirit at the Glenwood compulsories.
The band rehearses during lunch breaks and assemblies but increasingly enjoys performances in the form of parades through the school during lunch breaks. The recruitment of several members of the band to the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra has bolstered the confidence of the boys, who realize that greater recognition rewards those who apply themselves in the study of their art.