Ian’s Update June 2018

With preparations  well under way for the main events of the band’s Summer engagements,  a strong contigent visited St Andrew’s Hall to hear the nationally-acclaimed Cory Band in concert and admire the outstanding virtuosity of these top professionals.

The Musical Museum in Kew is home to an extensive and world famous collection of musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in their concert hall, you can listen to and learn about an impressive array of reproducing pianos, pipe organs and violin players. The Museum’s theatre space hosts a variety of musical concerts, films and dances throughout the year, and ​the Band is privileged to have been asked to give a concert as part of the Museum’s summer programme.

From Kew we go on to Windsor to perform at the bandstand in Windsor Castle, which promises to be an exciting event only days after the Royal Wedding.  Our previous engagements at the Queen’s Jubilee Garden Party and the Sandringham Flower Show have been outstanding milestones in the Band’s history, and this should be equally memorable.

In 2017 the Band was privileged to participate in the Menin Gate ceremony at Ypres on the Centenary of the battle of Passchendaele; and in May 2019 we shall once again be venturing overseas, having been invited by Fred Olsen Cruises to accompany their cruise to the Norwegian Fjords and provide musical entertainment for the passengers. An exciting opportunity indeed which promises to be yet another very special and prestigious undertaking.

Ian Colman MBE  – Musical Director