MOZART REQUIEM & POULENC GLORIA
MARCH 4, 2016
The Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards will make their return to Worcester in January!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester.
In their distinguishing white helmets, Royal Marines Bands are celebrated for the quality of their music, visual grandeur and precision drill. On the concert platform they enjoy a similar reputation ensuring their continuing popularity with their audiences. The Band's repertoire includes popular classics, Big Band, stimulating contemporary works and entertaining solo features. The Corps of Drums bring movement, colour and the tradition of the ceremonial occasions integral to the Royal Marines. Most members of the Band play at least two instruments and are required to perform in wind band, marching band, big band, orchestral and dance band combinations. They also provide jazz, string and woodwind ensembles, making the Royal Marines musician one of the most versatile and adept in military music.
The Scots Guards were formed in 1642 to act as bodyguard to King Charles I. Today, in addition to their musical role, pipers and drummers are fully operational Infantry Soldiers and carry out the roles of Infantry Assault Engineers & Tactical Intelligence Specialists. On operations or training the tradition continues with each Company having at least one Piper attached to it.