News, Band | 20 May 2024

Royal Anglian Band performs a concert in Bury St Edmunds

Our Band in great form at a concert in Bury St Edmunds

On the 18th of May, The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment performed a concert in Bury St Edmunds in aid of the Royal Anglian Charity. The Band are an Army Reserve Band and the musical quality was exceptional, and highly appreciated by the audience.

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The Regimental Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment performed their annual spring concert at St Mary’s church, Bury St Edmonds on Saturday 18th May 2024. The event was well attended by members of the extended regimental family and there was a retiring collection in aid of regimental charities. Captain Jason Griffiths, the Director of Music, is coming up to two years in post and presented a varied and enjoyable programme of music. This included music from Disney and the Lion King, a contemporary wind band piece by Phillip Sparke and music from the film The Great Escape, played to honour the 80th anniversary of the original 1944 escape from Stalag Luft III. Musician Masie Lee performed a cornet feature and three of the clarinet section, Musician Steve Duqueno, Musician Hannah Burbridge and Sergeant Phil Taylor, performed a clarinet trio. The band welcomed guest players from the Army Medical Services Band and the Band of the Scots Guards as well as two potential recruits on Tenor Saxophone and Bassoon.

The band, which is part of the Army Reserve, performed to a very high standard, as the Director of Music’s closing remarks suggested, consummate with a Regular Army band performance. The band’s next appearance is at Leicester Cathedral on Sunday 16th June for the laying up of the Royal Leicestershire Association Standard.

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