They will play a program of popular marches, big band sounds, musical theatre, film scores, radio and television shows, as well as classic favorites. The concert will also feature a typical Royal Marines finale.
This experienced and highly entertaining band has played to enthusiastic and sold-out audiences for many years, offering a wide range of music to suit all tastes.
The Royal Marines Association Concert Band is made up of over 50 talented musicians who have a combined 1,800 years of service to Queen and country.
They are committed to providing the highest level of performance and musical excellence. The aim is always to thrill audiences across the country, just as bands from the Royal Marines have done for over a century.
The band members are former Royal Marines musicians as well as other members of the corps family, musicians from other services, visiting professional and experienced civilians. They rehearse every Thursday evening in fully equipped, purpose-built rehearsal rooms at HMS Collingwood, Fareham.
The group’s objective is to raise funds for the Royal Marines Charity, but its self-financing relies as much on the goodwill of the members as on income from concerts.
The first paid gig was at the Station Theatre, Hayling Island in 2007 and since then the band have fulfilled their commitments approximately once a month.
Early highlights have included playing the Falklands 25 Commemoration event at Lancaster House in London – the mall’s first building adjacent to Buckingham Palace – and the Torrevieja Music Festival on Spain’s Costa Blanca as a representative band for the Kingdom -United.
Tickets are available from www.wtm.uk or call 01903 206206.