Many in the borough know of, and enjoy, the Christmas Concerts of the Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Logistic Corps.
This year there are additional band events at The Tela Theatre at the Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut. Director of Music, Captain C. Bywater explained that the additional concerts are part of the training programme. The next concert dates are Friday, 23rd September at Deepcut, and Wednesday 13th July at Kneller Hall Summer Concert, Twickenham.
We were at such a concert last Friday evening, in the company of families of the musicians, and a group of Chelsea Pensioners. It was a terrific evening’s entertainment. The concert programme included thumpingly good brass band tunes – The Big Country, Star Wars Saga. There were some pop tunes, some played by a small group from the band with vocal accompaniment, such as ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’ by Steelers Wheel.
The full band again with vocal refrain played The Eagles ‘Hotel California’ arranged by Stefan Schwalgin. A cracking paean to The Eagles, Glenn Frey who died this year.