Exhibition banner with Billy Khaki sheet music cover

Before the advent of radio, stereos and television, families provided much of their own amusement. Anyone who could play an instrument, or had a passable voice, was cherished as well as expected to entertain. These talents were even more prized in the trenches of Gallipoli and Europe.

And the Band Played on is a tribute to the abiding value and morale boosting power of music and song to Anzac forces, as revealed in our outstanding collection of vintage sheet music.