The Central Band is the flagship band of The Royal British Legion.

Under the baton of the energetic Captain David Cole, former Director of Music on HMY Britannia, the Central Band has established itself as a respected and in-demand ensemble. The band’s busy schedule has seen recent performances at:
  • The Royal Albert Hall
  • The Championship Finals at Wimbledon
  • Westminster Abbey
  • London’s Guildhall
  • Joint projects with the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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We rehearse every Wednesday evening, throughout the year, at 7:30pm in Upper Norwood London SE19.

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Upcoming Events

  • Echoes of an Era

    Echoes of an Era

    Sat, 15 Apr 2023
    An evening of music celebrating the extraordinary reign of Queen Elizabeth II, in aid of The Royal British Legion. Enjoy the sparkling soundtrack of the last 70 years, including music ... more
  • Friendly Platinum Jubilee

    Fri, 5 May 2023
    Kick off your Jubilee festivities with a celebration of Royal Music in honour of The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral’s First Friend on the Roll, Her Majesty The Queen. Tickets from ... more
  • Wimbledon Ladies Tennis Final

    Wimbledon Ladies Tennis Final

    Sat, 15 Jul 2023
    See the Central Band entertain tennis fans on the tea lawn before play starts and on Centre Court before the finals more
  • Eastbourne Band Stand

    Eastbourne Band Stand

    Sun, 30 Jul 2023 to Fri, 4 Aug 2023
    A week of perfromances on the busiest band stand in the south east. Sunday 3PM & 8PM Monday 3PM Tuesday 3PM Wednesday 3PM with fireworks at 8PM Thursday 3PM with ... more
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WOULD YOU LIKE The Central Band of the Royal British Legion to PERFORM at your next function?


Why not hire The Central Band of the Royal British Legion to entertain at your next event?
The Central Band is hugely versatile and can give concerts or perform at corporate functions, dances, charity events, community entertainment events,  parties, awards nights, weddings, engagements, anniversaries and  funerals or memorial services.


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