Royal Hospital School Concert

On Saturday 6th May 2017, the concert band of the Royal Hospital School will be taking to the stage for an evening of what promises to be unforgettable music and pageantry.

The band is one of the flagship musical ensembles at RHS, and enjoys a wonderful reputation both at home and abroad.  The fifty-piece band will be performing a wide selection of music, ranging from the raucous overture from the opera, Orpheus in the Underworld, to music of the stage and screen.  The concert will also feature the brass ensemble and the fabulous big band.

To conclude the concert, the band will perform a full Naval sunset ceremony, which will be enhanced by the immaculate uniforms and precision drill of the Corps of Drums.  The school’s Head of Drums, Year 13 pupil Tom Harmer, said:

“This concert is the culmination of months, if not years of hard work for me.  I leave to go to university soon, so I really want to go out with a bang!”

The school’s Bandmaster, former Royal Marines Director of Music Richard Harvey, added:

“This is my second annual concert with the band, and they continually amaze me with their dedication, professionalism and eagerness to get better and better. For the band, this is the highlight of the year, and it has been a privilege to help them prepare for what promises to be a night they can be proud of.”

In two months’ time, the band will be departing the UK for a tour of Western Canada, during which they will have the honour of performing in the Calgary Stampede Parade.

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