The Royal Marines Association Concert Band
Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing,
Sunday, March 3, 3pm
A WIDE range of music, from popular marches to classics and film themes, from a band of former serving members of the Royal Marines, is on offer again to a Worthing audience. The experienced and thoroughly entertaining Royal Marines Association Concert Band has played to enthusiastic and sell-out audiences for many years by providing a spectrum of music to suit all tastes. They enjoyed enthusiastic receptions in Worthing last February and at the Alexandra Theatre, in Bognor Regis, in July.
The band comprises more than 50 talented musicians who, between them, boast a total of 1,800 years’ service to Queen and country. It was founded in 2006, on the suggestion of Major Paddy Dunn and with Captain Ted Whealing as the first director of music.
From the first 35 musicians who turned up to an inaugural meeting at HMS Excellent on Whale Island in Portsmouth, the band progressed by leaps and bounds to their debut performance in September, 2007, at the Royal Marines Association’s annual reunion. Today, the band has a programme of engagements across the country, fulfilling them all to the highest standards of musicianship.
At Worthing, they will give a programme of popular marches, big band sounds, musical theatre, music from film, radio and television shows as well as the classics. The concert will also feature a typical Royal Marines finale. This concert is in aid of The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund with ticket prices starting at £13.50.