They will play a programme of popular marches, big band sounds, musical theatre, music from film, radio and TV shows, as well as favourites from the classics. The concert will also feature a typical Royal Marines finale.
This experienced and thoroughly entertaining band has played to enthusiastic and sell-out audiences for many years, providing a wide spectrum of music to suit all tastes.
The Royal Marines Association Concert Band is comprised of more than 50 talented musicians who boast a total of 1,800 years’ service to Queen and country.
They are committed to providing the highest standard of performance and musical excellence. The aim is always to thrill audiences the length and breadth of the country, just as Royal Marines bands have done for more than a century.
The band members are former Royal Marines musicians as well as further members of the corps family, musicians from other services, invited professional and experienced civilians. They rehearse every Thursday evening in purpose-built, fully-equipped rehearsal rooms at HMS Collingwood, Fareham.
The band’s aim is to raise funds for the Royal Marines Charity, but it’s self-financing so relies as much on the goodwill of members as on fee income from concerts.
The first fee-paying concert was held at the Station Theatre, Hayling Island in 2007 and since then the band has been fulfilling engagements on a roughly once-a-month basis.
Early highlights included playing at the Falklands 25 Commemoration event at Lancaster House in London – the first building on the Mall adjacent to Buckingham Palace – and at the Torrevieja Music Festival on the Costa Blanca in Spain as the UK representative band.
Tickets are available from www.wtm.uk or call 01903 206206.