A Right Royal Day! The Royal Marines Band is coming to Romania and will perform at BSB

We are preparing for a great and inspiring event, that truly honours us and we’re so enthusiastic to share it with you all! On Wednesday November 28th, The British School of Bucharest will be filled with the music of The Royal Marines Band!

We are very pleased to welcome this unique band and our students, staff and BSB’s guests to listen and be inspired by its professionalism when creating military music. 24 members of The Royal Marines Band will be with us on Wednesday in the morning. A brass quintet led by Sgt Colin Hudson will be performing 3 sessions for our audience and, weather permitting, we have a planned performance from the entire band. We’re hoping for a sunny day!

What is really exciting for the BSB’s pupils is that while the performances of the brass quintet take place, the other musicians not involved in these will work with our own instrumental students, giving them advice and sharing tips and tricks about instruments, technique and sound production. Some of these students have only started recently to play an instrument, others are more advanced. All are full of energy and ready to ask their questions and find answers directly from the experts. Sally Clark, Head of Secondary Music, Naomi Aves, Head of Primary Music and Jim Pywell, Coordinator of Instrumental Music have everything in hand and have organised everything in detail for this event to be a memorable one.

We are certain that after this fantastic opportunity our students will find the trumpet, the trombone, the euphonium, the flute, the clarinet, the saxophone and the drums less intimidating and more fun to learn!

“Such a great pleasure to have The Royal Marines Band at BSB! We are more than honoured to welcome this amazing band, for us to be part of unique music performances and all the BSB community, together with our guests, to live some royal moments. I really appreciate the professionalism, the love for music and the passion of these musicians and I have to thank them all for sharing some techniques with our students and coaching them too. For sure it will be a very interesting morning, in all ways. Special thanks to The British Embassy Bucharest for keeping this British relation tight”, says Philip Walters, Headmaster BSB.

The Royal Marines Band is coming to Romania at the invitation of the Ministry of National Defence to participate in the military parade on 1st December, Romania’s National Day. The British Embassy Bucharest is using this occasion to mark the centenary year through some special events, such as this one at the BSB.

We cannot wait to hear and be part of this royal story!