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mjm34
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PostSubject: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 13:20

Now this is what you call a MASSED Band . The caption says "British Army Bands in London", apparently in 1983.

Doesn't look like the old Wembley to me, but obviously a football ground. Anyone got any ideas of where this was and what it was all in aid of?
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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 16:18

July 1983 and it is the old Wembley.estimated 1300 musicians
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mjm34
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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 16:22

Gordon. wrote:
July 1983 and it is the old Wembley.estimated 1300 musicians

Thanks Gordon. Any idea what it was all about or was it just a post Falklands KAPE sort of thing?

And my link seems to have disappeared Shocked so here's the url

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA62X9kHrDo&feature=player_embedded

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And now it's back again! WTF? affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 16:47

The embedding has been disabled for some reason

What it was about? ,i have no idea
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davwood
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Localisation : Swadlincote
Cap Badge : RCT/RMP
Places Served : Taunton. Hameln, Herford, Werl, NI, Berlin, Helmstedt, London, Rhodesia.
Registration date : 2007-08-27

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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 22:02

Most likely the military music pageant in aid of the Abf.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Biggest-Band-Spectacular-1-DVD/dp/B000189KIE
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 22:59

mjm34 wrote:
Gordon. wrote:
July 1983 and it is the old Wembley.estimated 1300 musicians

Thanks Gordon. Any idea what it was all about or was it just a post Falklands KAPE sort of thing?

And my link seems to have disappeared Shocked so here's the url

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA62X9kHrDo&feature=player_embedded

Edit:
And now it's back again! WTF? affraid

"WTF" indeed !

I can't get any sound on youtube now.

To quote a local expression, perhaps it's the way I hold my mouth. Question
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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime4/8/2011, 23:08

Works OK for me Brum..You got your hearing aid in??? lol!
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Stephen Lock
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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime9/8/2011, 21:25

I had to turn my volume waaaay up and even at that it wasn't very loud....

This is great. The logistics of getting so many men marching in sync and not falling all over each other while playing must have been a real challenge.

Sure beats anything those silly Marching Bands the Americans have (non-military)....this is the real thing!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime9/8/2011, 23:12

Of course it`s the real thing Stephen...They are British.. king
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Stephen Lock
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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime9/8/2011, 23:31

Yep....I think I kind of figured that part out! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Very Massed Band   Very Massed Band Icon_minitime12/8/2011, 23:00

As a matter of fact, I have the video tape, purchased in 1988. An excellent show with just about every regiment and corps band in the British Army along with pipes and drums as well as several bands from Canada.

If it is the same show, it was at Wembley and Prince Charles was in attendance as Colonel of the Parachute Regt.

There was a big and noisy finish with the bands playing the 1812, complete with giant catherine wheels, guns of the King's Troop and Honourary Artillery Company, plus a carillon. Also a great show by the bands and bugles of the Light Division.

It's a Bandleader Video. Don't know if it's still available.
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