Egham Band’s part in the Queen’s big day

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

THE Egham Band per­formed in front of the crowds at The Pa­tron’s Lunch in hon­our of the Queen’s of­fi­cial birth­day.

As Her Majesty is pa­tron of The Na­tional Brass Band Cham­pi­onships, the Egham Band along with Chiltern Hills Brass Band took part in the pa­rade on June 10, which was also the Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s 95th birth­day.

The band marched up the Mall to­wards Buck­ing­ham Palace and back down Bird­cage Walk head­ing up the third sec­tion of the pa­rade, play­ing mu­sic to rep­re­sent the 1970s.

This in­cluded the main theme from Star Wars, Dvo­rak’s New World Sym­phony (the Ho­vis theme) and Van der Valk.

The sec­tion colour was green to rep­re­sent na­ture and the pa­rade in­cluded a giant model kestrel and 50 stu­dent bal­let dancers.

The route was marched twice, un­for­tu­nately in heavy rain in the morn­ing but thank­fully in bet­ter weather for the tele­vised event in the af­ter­noon be­fore the royal fam­ily.

Band sec­re­tary Den­nis Brown said: “To take part in the Queen’s 90th Birth­day Pa­rade down the Mall, live on TV and be­fore the Queen, has to be the great­est event The Egham Band has taken part in for all of its 100 plus- year his­tory.”

The Egham Band and Youth Band will be per­form­ing at com­mu­nity events and pa­rades through this year, in­clud­ing a fundrais­ing con­cert for St John’s Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 7.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit theegham­band.btck.co.uk .

The Egham Band pic­tured on the day with mem­bers of the Chiltern Hills Brass Band.

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