The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines enthral at Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre.
19 July 2013 15:00
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines played in front of staff, members and guests at the Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre.
The sun shone, a cream tea had never tasted better and the music performed by The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Collingwood was sublime. It was the perfect summer's day. The concert started with God Save the Queen and was followed by a varied and mixed programme with works by Hugh Nash, Nat King Cole, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Holst. There was Life on an Ocean Wave and concert goers sang along to Edelweiss. An encore was conducted by Blind Veterans UK member Mary Brett, a resident at the Brighton centre.
"There was Life on an Ocean Wave and concert goers sang along to Edelweiss. An encore was conducted by Blind Veterans UK member Mary Brett, a resident at the Brighton centre."
The concert was led by Bandmaster W.O. Russ Young who passed the baton to Colour Sergeant Anne Miller and Sergeant Greg Norton. The performance by the Corps of Drums meant anyone taking 40 winks in the sun was soon awoken. The Chairman gave another of his rousing speeches at the end of the concert when he reminded people this is the 75th Anniversary year of the Brighton centre and the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.