Central Band presents cheque for £6,300 to RBL National Chairman

Central Band Presents Cheque for £6,300 to National Chairman

The Central Band of the Royal British Legion presented the Legion with a cheque for £6,300 at the recent concerts at Windsor Castle at the beginning of June. The sum was presented by The Central Band’s Director of Music, David Cole MVO, to the Legion’s National Chairman, Terry Whittles.

The sum was collected at the various concerts and appearances from donations to the Royal British Legion by audience members and the general public.

 

Windsor Castle Concerts

Central Band Windsor Castle Concerts raise £30,000 for Legion

Two nights of uplifting summer concerts by The Legion’s own Central Band, in the spectacular and historic surroundings of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, have raised over £30,000 for the Royal British Legion.

The concerts on the evenings of 1 and 2 June, were kindly sponsored by Sir Donald Gosling and featured a wide range of popular music from marches, to The Beatles, John Williams, Sea Songs, Richard Rogers and two opera arias, beautifully sung by guest bass/baritone Tristan Hambleton.

The Central Band continues its busy summer with concerts at Nye Hall Dover on Saturday 18 June, followed by appearances at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships finals at Wimbledon in July, before heading down to Sussex for a week of concerts playing to the summer crowds at the famous Eastbourne Bandstand.

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Lots of new pieces recorded 1st & 2nd April 2016

The band played 2 marathon recording sessions in St John’s Church Crystal Palace.  The band want to give big thank yous to Ken – Sound Engineer and Tom our Producer as well as everyone else involved with the organisation.  The produced music will be available in due course …

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 singing Anthem from Chess.