Stirring sounds of top Army brass

The Army's first professional marching band Band of the King's Division
The Army's first professional marching band Band of the King's Division
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The annual Remembrance Festival returns to Fleetwood’s Marine Hall, starring the Army’s first professional brass band.

The top brass Band Of The King’s Division (pictured), based at Weeton, will headline the concert, which takes place next Wednesday, November 4.

The Band will be conducted by Captain Stewart Halliday, who took over as director of music in June. Prior to his Commission he served as bandmaster of the Grenadier Guards and has conducted on numerous high profile ceremonial occasions including Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and The Festival of Remembrance, Royal Albert Hall.

A spokesman said: “During the concert, the band will play a selection of stirring music and will accompany the parade of standards with members of F company Scots’ Guards and drum head service of remembrance led by the Rev David Greenwood.

“The evening will also feature the singers Classic Sound and performers from Barbara Jackson’s Theatre Arts.”

The event will be hosted by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Coun Tom Balmain and Alene Balmain with proceeds to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and will be attended by national vice president of the RBL Women’s Section Wendy Bromwich.

The show starts at 7.30pm, with tickets costing £10 from (01253) 887257.