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Top military band returns to Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Top military band returns to Marine Hall, Fleetwood Published Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Band of the King's Division is returning by popular demand to Marine Hall on Friday 19 May - get your tickets now for a fabulous night of the greatest brass band music.

The band is one of the top bands of the British Army and is in constant demand for appearances across the world. Notable for being the Regular Army’s first professional brass band, it is one of three full-time bands, alongside The Band of The Royal Corps of Signals and The Band of The Prince of Wales’s Division. In April 2014 the band changed its role to become the regular Army’s first professional brass band. This resulted from a review of Army music to provide the nation and the Army with more music, which is more relevant, to more people, more often, both home and abroad.

Since their formation, they have attracted attention from around the world as well as making a name for themselves winning prizes at the famous Whit Friday marches and playing concerts at both the European Finals in Perth and the Great Northern Brass Arts festival in Manchester. The band has had pieces written for them by a number of leading composers including Philip Sparke and Paul Hindmarsh. They also enjoy a working relationship with leading brass band figures including Garry Cutt and Gordon Higginbottom.

With a broad repertoire to suit all tastes, the musicians have a highly acclaimed reputation. Join them for one night only and see them perform all your favourite classics with passion and style!

Philip Naylor, Regional Director of ABF The Soldiers' Charity comments, “We are really looking forward to this concert by the Band of The King’s Division at our annual fundraising concert in the Marine Hall, Fleetwood.  The band is the premier brass band in the British Army and will produce an outstanding programme for the evening. What’s more, proceeds from the concert will go towards helping soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need.”
 
The show at Marine Hall is on Friday 19 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12, to book call 01253 887693 or book online at www.marinehall.co.uk

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