Band Concert


The Band of the Royal Hospital School in concert

On Saturday 28th April 2018, the concert band of the Royal Hospital School will be taking to the stage for an evening of what promises to be unforgettable music and pageantry.

The band is one of the flagship musical ensembles at RHS, and enjoys a wonderful reputation both at home and abroad following an incredibly successful tour of Canada last summer. The fifty-piece band will be performing a wide selection of music, ranging from the film music of Hans Zimmer, the hits of Elvis Presley and music from the hit TV shoe, Game of Thrones. The concert will also feature soloists, the brand new Junior Corps of Drums and the fabulous big band.

To conclude the concert, the band will perform a full Naval sunset ceremony, which will be enhanced by the immaculate uniforms and precision drill of the Corps of Drums. The school's Head of Band, Year 13 pupil Giles Wilson, said: "I am really looking forward to Saturday's concert. I have been in the school band for nearly 7 years, and I can honestly say this will be a great event – everyone has worked so hard."

The school's Bandmaster, former Royal Marines Director of Music Richard Harvey, added: "This is my third annual concert with the band, and they continually amaze me with their dedication, professionalism and eagerness to get better and better. For the band, this is the highlight of the year, and it has been a privilege to help them prepare for what promises to be a night they can be proud of."

The concert will also feature a world premiere of a piece of music which was written in 1919. The Admiral Jellicoe March was originally written for piano, but has never been performed in public by a band before. The piece has been especially arranged for the school band for this Saturday's concert, and Admiral Jellicoe's grandson, Nick Jellicoe, will be in the audience to witness this auspicious event.

If you would like to be present at this performance, which will take place in the Royal Hospital School Assembly Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 28 April, tickets can be purchased online at experiencetickets.co.uk/rhsmusic, or by calling 01206 573 948.