Introduction: Military Marching Youth Band of ages 8 upwards. (keeps going to capitals, I don’t need capitals).
Genres covered: Marching Band.
Size of band: 25 – 35 musicians.
Areas willing to travel: All UK.
Starting Price: £525.00.
Surbiton Royal British Legion Youth Marching Band is a non-profit making organisation set up in 1965 for young people between the ages of 8-25. All tuition, instruments and uniform are provided by the band which runs along the same lines as H.M. forces.
The band promotes musical knowledge, self-discipline and self-confidence and in the past has had many members go into careers within H.M. forces as well as becoming professional musicians in other bands and orchestras.
All young people are welcome, regardless of musical experience, and the band only charge a nominal fee, thus enabling many young people who otherwise would not have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument to do so.
The original band was set up as a “Boys Band” and had a total of 12 members. Following a grant from the Royal Borough of Kingston Youth Service and a loan from Surbiton British Legion, instruments were bought and the boys were dressed in converted Church Boys Brigade uniforms and Royal Marine caps. The band carried out its first public engagement at the Remembrance Day parade in 1965. In the intervening years the band have seen many changes including the introduction of girls in 2000, wearing the same uniform as the boys, this break with tradition was seen as the way forward by band members and supporters alike.
The Band is made up of boys and girls aged 8 and upwards. The band take part in many events and engagements which include The Lord Mayors Show, London, Rome, and Paris New Years’ Day Parades, The Queens Jubilee and may other engagements across the UK and Europe.
Starting Price £525.00.