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HMS Sultan volunteer band get 60th anniversary celebrations underway

20 May 2016
HMS Sultan Volunteer Band put on a spectacular heritage concert recently as part of HMS Sultan’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

A capacity crowd were treated to an evening of entertainment, which included music from the movies and big band favourites, performed around a number of airframes in the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School’s Newcommen Hangar.

The concert was supported by pipers from the Royal Naval Piping Association and the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir who performed a number of hits from their recent album. 

Additionally, the Ship’s prize winning Corps of Drums performed a sequence of traditional marches before the very first public performance of a drum static entitled Pedentim (the motto of HMS Sultan), which was written especially for the occasion by Royal Marine Buglers Ben Payne and Kyle Porter, who presented the Ship with a framed copy of the score. 

The evening was enjoyed by all and demonstrated the professionalism and versatility of the Band, who will be competing in the Royal Naval Volunteer Band Association Festival, at the Guildhall in Portsmouth on Saturday June 4th June. 

The Royal Naval Volunteer Band Association Festival is a free event featuring marching displays in the morning and concert programme in the afternoon.

HMS Sultan Volunteer Band is always looking for new members, if interested in joining or know of someone that might be. 

Please contact the Band Officer on 02392 54 2088 or email [email protected]

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