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What to do with old sheet music?

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My dad and my uncle were both drummers, and from the 40's/50's (uncle) and 60's (dad) onwards both played in loads of different groups. (They're both still around, BTW, lest anyone think this is a sad/emotional tale!)

 

My uncle in particular had his own band which, until about 15 years ago, was still gigging. I think it was a 'dance band' i.e. they did stuff for ballroom dancing, RAF gigs, that sort of thing, but I'm not 100% on that.

 

Anyway, back then he gave me three or four boxes of his band arrangements. They're all hand-written charts but good quality paper, not just printer paper or whatever. The tunes are sort of sub-big-band type stuff I think, These boxes have been following me round for many years and to be honest I've barely ever looked into them. The boxes themselves are now falling apart, and I don't really have the inclination to rebox it all up and keep it, but on the other hand there's probably some decent charts and there's a bit of post-war history in them.

 

Before I chuck them out, does anyone know of any groups or organisations which might be able to use them or want them? 

 

Edit: oh, and my uncle won't want it back, he gave it all to me as he was giving up playing in bands due to his age.

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If they are not of sufficient musical or historical interest, I bet a craft-y person could do something nice with them. Might even be a nice idea for a gift for said relatives. 

If they're pretty I might be interested in a couple of charts to frame etc.

But only if they're truly not of any other worth - be terrible to lose something that might be the only record of local musical interest.

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My wife and daughters make Christmas bunting out of sheet music they buy in charity shops. They cut it into hearts and holly shapes and hang them on a piece of string. Looks lovely.

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Were any stamped by an A.C.C.S. arranger ?
 

( Like this ; )
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