17th Annual Rorke’s Drift Concert

February 25, 2014 in Recent Highlights by Jack Jones

The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps was delighted to be invited along as a guest band at this year’s Rorke’s Drift Concert in at the Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, Wales – The 17th Annual Concert to be precise.

Massed Bands

Massed Bands

The trip started out for the Band on Thursday evening with some rehearsals and social time over the next few days, ready for Saturday night’s performance at the Theatr Brycheiniog. The performance included approximately 160 young musicians as part of a massed band of the Army Cadet Force (ACF), hosted by the ACF band of the Gwent and Powys ACF.

Daisie Foreman

Daisie Foreman

 

The performance opened with the English and Welsh National Anthems before the programme moved towards some fantastic pieces of music including: “A Selection from Mary Poppins”, “Colonel Bogey”, “The Simpsons”, “The Gael”, “The Edge of Glory”, “Solitaire” and “High on a Hill”. The programme also featured “Feeling Good” (as made famous by Nina Simone, and later recorded by Michael Buble) with an absolutely outstanding Trumpet solo from our very own Daisie Foreman.

Massed Bands

 

 

 

Of course, no performance of ours is complete without a display by our drum section which this time, encompassed 3 of their best tattoos and was enhanced with a light display and pyrotechnics!