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UK Royal Marines Band to perform in Grand Place on Monday evening

Royal Marines Band, Plymouth, Grand Place 3 June
11:38 31/05/2019

Experience the pomp and pageantry of a world-class military band when The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth marches in front of city hall in Brussels’ Grand Place on Monday evening, 3 June.

Under the direction of Captain Daryl Powell, the 25-minute free performance will start at 19.00. The band’s famous Corps of Drums will step forward to wow the crowd with their impeccable skills and timing. On the programme is a mix of old and new music plus possibly some TV or film theme tunes.

Royal Marines marching band Grand Place June 3

The event is raising awareness of the work of The Brussels branch of the Royal British Legion and other British charitable organisations operating in and around Brussels. They include the Community Help Service (CHS), British Charitable Fund (BCF) and The Wednesday Club, all part of the Brussels British Community Association . Members of the groups and associations will be in attendance on the evening. 

“It is a timely opportunity to reflect on the close links between the British and Belgian people,” says Commodore Darren Bone, a serving officer in the Royal Navy working at NATO, who is also the chairman of the Brussels Branch of the Royal British Legion.

On 6 June, 75th anniversary celebrations start for the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy in France. A year-long programme of activities was recently launched in Belgium to mark the liberation of towns and cities by British and Allied forces across the country in 1944-45.

Written by Sarah Crew