GPO Directory for 1928 shows 52 Sword Street as multi-occupancy for a cabinet maker, elecrtical engineer, welding company and joiners.
The 1913 Valuation Roll lists 54 Sword Street as being ground, yard, workshop and stable. The building in the background looks a bit too ornate. The 1950's map of the area reveals vacant ground, where number 54 would have been.
I've never heard of a band hall in Sword Street, maybe Charlie can shed some light.
The photograph may actually have been taken in George Street, but the Band Hall was in Sword Street, as it says below the picture.
I found this on the internet, an excerpt from an interview with people who involved with concertina bands:-
"He was later given a metal-ended Wheatstone English model by his father which he used in the band. David worked in the British Locomotive Company works at Springburn and came into contact with the band through colleagues who invited him to audition.
D.G.: Well, I worked beside two men that started the band... They took me to the band hall in George Street and then I’d to play a tune, you know.
David was around 20 years old when he joined the band as “second cornet” but was not the youngest member, there being several teenage players. He later worked at the Yarrow shipbuilding yard on the Clyde and recalls that other band players worked there also. At the time of interview he still played occasionally at home and at a local evangelical church. The band met in premises in George Street before obtaining its own “big hut” in Sword Street, Denniston in the East End of the city. There were 24 players drawn from all over Glasgow. Concertinas by Wheatstone and Co. were preferred and according to David Galloway:
"Yes. Yes, they’d uniforms. It was silver and red arrows. Arrows. They had big arrows on them. I’ve no’ got a photograph, you know. They were getting new uniforms. I seen some of them, you know, and they were getting them just before it broke up, you know. They sent to London for them. I think it was eh... Beavers they sent it to, you know. Eh, it was the jacket type, you know. Just the jackets, nice and the cap and a’ that. The one we had were the zip fastener up them, you know. "
The band played the brass ensemble repertory of “marches and overtures” with music from Balfe’s “The Bohemian Girl”, Hérold’s “Zampa”, “Morning, Noon and Night” and “Poet and Peasant” as popular favourites. Band parts were ordered from London but occasionally the band master wrote out the tunes himself. The band performed regularly in the city’s parks and played for “socials”. Occasional tours were undertaken as far away as Whitley Bay, Berwick upon Tweed and Newcastle in North East England and Dundee in East Central Scotland. The band did not compete. It disbanded at the time of the 1939-45 war."