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