THE BAND OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND HITS THE ROAD TO SUPPORT POPPYSCOTLAND
Following their performance in the Coronation Procession for King Charles III, the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are now heading off on a national tour in support of Poppyscotland.
Scotland’s best-known military band has launched a series of concerts, “Heroes of the Screen”, to raise funds for the nation’s best-known Armed Forces charity this autumn.
Renowned for their performances at Holyrood Palace and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the talented musicians will be touring venues in Lanark, Bankfoot, Livingston, Dunfermline and Selkirk, led by new Director of Music, Major Brenden Wheeler.
This year’s repertoire will include well-loved music from film and TV, as well as a folk-inspired collaboration with Hawick folk musician, Alan Brydon.
The penultimate concert will take place at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (1st December). The final, festive concert will be on 8th December at Selkirk’s Victoria Hall.
Concert dates are:
- Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline - Friday 1st December
- Victoria Hall, Selkirk - Friday 8th December
Full price - £15
Concession - £12
Meet 'The Band'
The Band is one of the 22 Regular Army bands and is based at Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh. It comprises 45 talented musicians who are also serving soldiers and it is a symphonic wind band with the additional capability of a Ceilidh band.
The main role of the band is to support the Army, the State and Ceremonial occasions that occur within Scotland.