Entries by Tim

Central Band at Southwark Cathedral 2014

The Central Band of The Royal British Legion appeared before a packed and appreciative crowd at Southwark Cathedral on Friday 3 October. The concert was entitled ‘Magnificent Musicals’ and featured arrangements from Oklahoma, Cole Porter, Gershwin and concluded with David Cole’s own arrangement of Phantom of The Opera. Here’s Jack Foley with the Central Band […]

Cadogan Hall Concert – 12th October 2013

The Central Band of the Royal British Legion is delighted to announce that TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will join us for our special ‘Cinematic Greats’ concert at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 12 October 2013. Lights… Camera… Action! Take your seats for a musical journey through the best of British film. From the heroics […]

Christmas Celebration 2013

A festive spirit was in the air at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday and Wednesday night as the Central Band’s brass group joined a glittering lineup for The Royal British Legion’s Christmas Celebration. The two nights of seasonal music and readings in mid-December have fast become an unmissable part of The Legion’s yearly events programme. Leading […]

Epsom Concert of Remembrance 2012

With the 2012 Festival of Remembrance paying tribute to Bomber Command, there was no more fitting way to open the Central Band’s annual Epsom Concert of Remembrance than with the famous march ‘Dambusters’. Highlights of the first half included Marvin Hamlish’s beautiful ‘Through the Eyes of Love’ featuring the trumpet of Tim Mulkern and a […]

Festival of Remembrance 2012

The fanfare trumpet team of the Central Band were once again honoured to be invited to perform in the prestigious Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.  The Royal British Legion’s annual Festival commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflict and is both a moving and emotional occasion.  The […]

Christmas CD Recording 2012

For years, audiences at our concerts have been asking ‘do you have a Christmas CD?’.  Well this winter, for the first time ever, we can say ‘Yes we do!’. On the 29th September the band decamped to Dover’s Covelly Studios, for an intense weekend of Christmas tunes. The festivities began early, with one member of […]

Wimbledon Championships 2012

We were there! …when Andy Murray might have won Wimbledon… The Wimbledon finals weekend has become a favourite fixture for the band, but I think we all had to admit there was something a bit special about being there for the 1 year in 74 when we had a Brit in the men’s final. We played […]

Central Band at The Brewery 2012

The Central Band of the Royal British Legion enjoyed playing at the Old Brewery Chiswell Street in the City on Friday for a St George’s lunch with speakers Mike Gatting and Will Greenwood.  The funniest person was the MC (who was he?) whose intro did raise a laugh! Next gig is Epsom Playhouse, Sunday 29 […]