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Beating Retreat

Discussion in 'Royal Marines Band' started by Ninja_Stoker, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

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    On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2016 the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will perform their world famous Beating Retreat on Horseguards Parade in honour of the birthday of their Captain General, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT.

    This fantastic event, which only takes place every two years, gives the audience the unforgettable chance to see more than 250 of the world’s finest and most versatile musicians carry out a magnificent pageant of military music, precision drill and colour in the presence of their Royal guests. One of the highlights of this event will be the breath taking Drum Display by the world renowned Royal Marines Corps of Drums.

    New for 2016 will be a ceremonial drill display from 100 Royal Marines Commandos, one of the world’s elite fighting forces, set to the stirring music of the Massed Bands, the event promises to be truly breathtaking. With the addition of two giant video screens the audience can get ‘up close and personal’ with the men and women of the Royal Marines Band Service as they go about their business – a truly unique opportunity.

    This most prestigious of events sees all five bands from across the UK coming together to perform a programme of traditional and contemporary music, with all proceeds going to Service charities.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a fabulous ‘Best of British’ event in one of the most iconic venues in Great Britain.

    Buy tickets here
     
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    My mate from 40 cdo just told me he's taking part, looks epic!!
     
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    Yep, I've seen a couple and they are pretty spectacular - the massed bands, in my opinion, are truly superb. Add to the fact you've got the RM Commando contingent & I really believe this will be a cracking spectacle.
     
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    Can't agree more! Posted the link to my parents.. Hopefully they'll be interested!
     
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    A friend did this year or two ago, as a flag bearer..

    "So you're doing the job of a cone or a hole in the ground??"

    The bluntness of a CSM.
     
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    Tickets booked, looking forward to it!
     
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    If you've never been, it's a must. I was privileged to be down there in '96 as part of the security contingent. Great spectacle, great crowd, great run ashore.

    Great times

    MTA
     
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    Must say, every time I see this spectacle & hear the Royal Marines Band, even in a rehearsal, it is the one thing that makes me incredibly proud to be associated with the Naval Service.

    Inspirational stuff.
     
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    We are off to see it tomorrow,
    Tickets got.
    Train tickets got.
    Hotel for the night got.
    Really looking forward to it
     
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    Got tickets for the Thursday, can't wait. Only a hop on the tube for me so travel couldn't be easier. Hope the weather holds up though!
     
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    Good to see 45Cdo keeping up the Commando tradition.;)
     
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    Is any of this likely to be televised? Or, failing that, YouTube'd?
     
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    I'd certainly hope it's at least "Youtubed". My guess it may get a brief slot on the news or hopefully it'll be shown on at least Forces TV.
     
  16. NikNak32

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    Not sure if anyone has it or aware but it's live on Facebook on the royal navy page. Could possibly try to download it after. Never had a go at doing that before!
     
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    Thanks for posting that. God, they must have such fun arranging those tunes.

    "What shall we play? A fantasy on British sea songs? Perhaps something by Handel?"
    Nope. Lord of the Rings medley.
    "But-"
    LORD OF THE RINGS MEDLEY.
     
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    Why not!
     
  20. MumtoRM

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    There's a couple of members of this forum who have sons taking part in this!
     
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