Entries by Tim

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 […]

New CD in the can 2012

The weekend of 3-4 March saw the Central Band locked away in the studios of Clovelly Recordings in Dover recording our new CD, soon to be released. Music includes well loved selections from three popular shows: Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story and South Pacific.  Instruments solos include Georgia for Trombone, Demelza for oboe […]

Rochester Cathedral Concert

Throughout 2011, the Concerts in Cathedrals series is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion.  Over 40 cathedrals in England and Wales will host concerts, with the Central Band performing five of them. The Norman church of Rochester Cathedral was the final venue as the Central Band finished off their contribution to the […]

Truro Cathedral Concert

Throughout 2011, the Concerts in Cathedrals series is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion.  Over 40 cathedrals in England and Wales will host concerts, with the Central Band performing five of them. With a long trip to the bewitching county of Cornwall, the fourth of the Central Band’s cathedral concerts was staged […]

Eastbourne 2011

The Central Band recently completed a week of concerts on the famous bandstand at Eastbourne. All concerts were exceptionally well attended and the reaction from the Band’s many followers was as enthusiastic as ever. The weather held up for the most part, with a slightly damp Thursday, though this didn’t stop the afternoon concert and […]

The Wimbledon Championships

The Central Band of the Royal British Legion performed on both the Saturday and Sunday of Finals weekend of the 125th Wimbledon Championships. At precisely 10:30am the gates to the All England Club were opened and the crowd flooded towards Heman Hill.  This being Finals weekend, getting a good spot to watch the tennis on […]