The Central Band ended 2012 as it started the year – on a Wednesday night in the band room at the British Legion Club in Norbury. However, Wednesday 19th December was as unlike the 4th of January as you could possibly imagine…
No longer just a hardcore few grunting a hello and pining for the [...]
A festive spirit was in the air at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday and Wednesday night as the Central Band’s brass group joined a glittering lineup for The Royal British Legion’s Christmas Celebration. The two nights of seasonal music and readings in mid-December have fast become an unmissable part of The Legion’s yearly events programme.
With the 2012 Festival of Remembrance paying tribute to Bomber Command, there was no more fitting way to open the Central Band’s annual Epsom Concert of Remembrance than with the famous march ‘Dambusters’.
Highlights of the first half included Marvin Hamlish’s beautiful ‘Through the Eyes of Love’ featuring the trumpet of Tim Mulkern and a [...]
The fanfare trumpet team of the Central Band were once again honoured to be invited to perform in the prestigious Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The Royal British Legion’s annual Festival commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflict and is both a moving and emotional occasion. The [...]
For years, audiences at our concerts have been asking ‘do you have a Christmas CD?’. Well this winter, for the first time ever, we can say ‘Yes we do!’.
On the 29th September the band decamped to Dover’s Covelly Studios, for an intense weekend of Christmas tunes.
The festivities began early, with one member [...]
The Central Band of The Royal British Legion is appearing at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Friday 21 September 2012.
Celebrating 60 glorious years of Her Majesty’s reign, The Band will present a diverse programme of popular classics alongside Abba, Lloyd Webber, film music and traditional favourites from The Proms.
Guaranteed to be one party [...]
We were there! …when Andy Murray might have won Wimbledon…
The Wimbledon finals weekend has become a favourite fixture for the band, but I think we all had to admit there was something a bit special about being there for the 1 year in 74 when we had a Brit in the men’s final.
The Central Band of the Royal British Legion enjoyed playing at the Old Brewery Chiswell Street in the City on Friday for a St George’s lunch with speakers Mike Gatting and Will Greenwood. The funniest person was the MC (who was he?) whose intro did raise a laugh!
Next gig is Epsom Playhouse, Sunday 29 [...]
The weekend of 3-4 March saw the Central Band locked away in the studios of Clovelly Recordings in Dover recording our new CD, soon to be released.
Music includes well loved selections from three popular shows: Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story and South Pacific. Instruments solos include Georgia for Trombone, Demelza for oboe [...]
- Free tomorrow afternoon? Why not come to Epsom Playhouse and listen to our musical tour of Britain... http://t.co/JbOGumxCi8
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