King’s band will lead Remembrance

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, based at Weeton, will headline the concert, which takes place on 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 The Festival of Remembrance, Royal Albert Hall.

The band will play stirring music and 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.”

Proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and the concert 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.