News Update: 2015 International Taptoe Belgie, Ostend/Lommel, Belgium
- Published on Sunday, 11 October 2015 17:08
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The Band were delighted to be invited to perform in Belgium for the first time in over 10 years. We attended the Internationale Taptoe Belgie based in two locations in Belgium, at the Sleuyter Arena in Ostend on Friday 9th October and at the Soeverein Arena in Lommel on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.
This gave the Band the opportunity to end the Summer season in style, ahead of our winter performances. Performing alongside musicians from Belgium, Ukraine, Sweden and Turkey, the Band performed excellently to a packed crowd of thousands across the three days.
A first for the Band was the style of accommodation provided was the luxury of multiple 4-berth caravans which the members enjoyed thoroughly!
The Band would also like congratulate our new members on their first uniformed show with the band, and what a show to start their band careers!
Shannon Gibbs (14) Ellie Hart (14)
Max Patrick (12)
George Heath (11) Remy Patrick (10) Christian Kraus (10)
Please find attached a video of the Band's performance from Friday evening's show:
From YouTube/Geert Vanmaeckelberghe
News Update: Deutschland Tattoo 2015, Loreley, Germany
- Published on Monday, 17 August 2015 13:11
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The Band had the honour of being invited to perform at the Deutschland Tattoo 2015, in Loreley in the heart of the German Rhineland. The tattoo, which is in it's fifth year, is hosted on the Loreley Rock, a large open air amphitheatre high up on the clifftop over the shores of the Rhine. The tattoo attracts a crowd of thousands who flock to see the spectacle, including a grand finale with a firework display. The Musical Director of the tattoo is the Band's Vice President and Honorary Musical Director, Major Jason Griffiths.
For the first time, the Corps of Drums performed a routine themselves, a video of which is found below. The Band also had the honour of producing a fanfare team for the finale, pictured below.
News Update: June 2015
- Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 13:07
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News Update: June 2015
12th March - Drummers perform at RAF Wyton
The drummers were invited to perform at RAF Wyton on the evening of an RAF vs Army boxing match.
30th May - Anniversary of Operation Dynamo, Bray-Dunes, France
It was another early start for the Band on the 30th May, when we attended the services honouring the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo. More popularly known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, around this time 75 years ago over 300,000 Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk following the German advance in World War Two.
6th June - East Anglia D-Day Memorial Ride, Rettendon
The memorial ride sees hundreds of bikers ride from Merville Barracks, Colchester to the Living Memorial in Rettendon, Essex. The Band welcomed the bikers at Rettendon and played to the crowd.
More info on the ride is available here: link
20th June - Bishop's Stortford Carnival
The Band led this year's Bishop's Stortford Carnival for the second year running. More info can be found here: link
23rd June - Private wedding, Isle of Bute, Scotland
The Band were invited to a unique event, located at the remote Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. We performed at the pre-wedding entertainment for a couple who had requested a Edinburgh Tattoo style show in the gardens of the house, see the photograph below. For the first time ever the band performed in kilts and glengarries! Performing alongside a pipe band, the spectacle wowed the wedding guests who were watching from high up on the house balcony. We'd like to thank our friends at Box Events for inviting us to take part! (link)
27th June - Armed Forces Day, Romford
The Band performed in their hometown, Romford, for Armed Forces Day 2015. Armed Force Day provides an opportunity for members of the public to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community - from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.
A gallery of the day is available here: link
The Band would like to congratulate it's new recruits on their first ever show on this day. Well done!
28th June - Hickstead Derby
The Band appeared at The All England Jumping Course in Hickstead to perform for the crowds on their Derby Day. Further info about the event can be found here: link
News Update: July 2015
- Published on Monday, 17 August 2015 12:54
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11th July - Brentwood Tattoo, Brentwood
The Bands trombone sections line up to play Viva La Vida, from Ian Davidson
The Band were delighted to be invited to perform at the Brentwood Tattoo, an event organised by our friends at the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band. The tattoo has been put together to commemerate the 25th anniversary of the Brentwood Band, and includes performances from HM Royal Marines School of Music Band and various other youth bands from around the country.
A gallery of photographs from the event is available from Ian Davidson, linked here.
A video of the Band's performance will be available soon!
29th July - Sandringham Flower Show
The Band were invited to perform at the 134th Sandringham Flower Show, at the Norfolk retreat of HM The Queen, Sandringham Estate. Under the watchful eye of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the Band performed to a large crowd who were enjoying the festivities at the show.
News Update: May 2015
- Published on Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:10
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Comines, France - 15th March
The Band took part in the annual carnival of the town of Comines, in the north of France. Some videos of the Band's performances can be found below.
St George's Day, Romford - 25th April
From www.havering.gov.uk http://bit.ly/1AAnpxH
The people of Romford turned out in force to support the national day of our Patron Saint, on St. George's Day. The Band were delighted to take part in the celebrations by marching and performing in Romford Market.
Further photographs are available on Facebook courtesy of David Dodge: http://on.fb.me/1Jes0Xr
Hoops Aid 2015, O2 Arena - 10th May
From Hoops Aid Facebook http://on.fb.me/1Ry6sbq
Hoops Aid is a charity fundraising event hosted by the British Basketball League (BBL) at London's O2 Arena. The Band were delighted to be invited to lead out the teams, including a squad from the Coldstream Guards.
Metropolitan Police Passout Parade, Hendon - 29th May
Hendon Police College is the training centre for the Metropolitan Police Service. At the time of graduation for the recruits, a ceremonial passing out parade takes place, and in May 2015 the Band were invited to lead the new Probational Constables onto the parade square. Despite the inclement weather, a fantastic day was had by all and the Band was well received by the Police and their family and friends. A short video of the Band performing is enclosed below: