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Music on Command


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A spectacle of military sound and movement. Bands, bands and more bands in musical manoeuvres featuring 1,200 Marine and Military musicians

Seventy-six trombones lead the parade as 500 musicians from 15 bands march and countermarch as one enormous band.

The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
The Boys of the Old Brigade
With The Band of HM Welsh Guards

The massed bands of The Light Infantry and a Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry.

The Royal Citadel, Plymouth stages A Salute to America as part of the Mayflower 70 celebrations
With The Bands of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth and HM Coldstream Guards

Introduced by Brian Matthew


Musicians (The Royal Hospital, Chelsea): The Boys of the Old Brigade
Musicians (The Royal Hospital, Chelsea): The Band of HM Welsh Guards
Musicians (Tidworth): The massed bands of The Light Infantry
Musicians (Tidworth): The Household Cavalry
Musicians (The Royal Citadel, Plymouth): The Bands of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Musicians (The Royal Citadel, Plymouth): HM Coldstream Guards
Presenter: Brian Matthew
Producer: Ken Griffin

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