‘A Journey through Jazz’ concert of the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps

We were in the audience for the concert by the Band of Royal Logistic Corps Band concert, ‘A Journey through Jazz’, on the 28th September 2017, at the Tela Theatre, Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut.

The Band’s Director of Music, Maj Lauren Peritz-Watts, requested the audience not to post any videos, to YouTube or Facebook, they may have taken of the concert before the Band had posted their own video. Being a respectful soul I’ve obliged the Band, and waited patiently for them to post their video – shown below.

The Bandmaster, SSgt Jonathan Spencer, spoke to the audience of their privilege to host one of the finest lead trumpet players in the country, Louis Dowdeswell, as guest soloist. Before the video, from the concert, of the Band and Loius Dowdeswell playing ‘Let it Go’, from Disney’s Frozen, here are a few photos of the concert.

It’s a terrific band, and this concert, like all others of their concerts, was hugely entertaining. The guest soloist was an added treat.

Christmas Concert of the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Logistic Corps

Last Friday we were in the warmth of the Tela Theatre in comfy front row seat to enjoy the musical delights of the Christmas Concert of the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Logistic Corps.

We’ve been to a number of similar concerts of the RLC Band – each has had a different musical theme and programme. This is possible as the band as the concert programme notes said, “the Band has 12 working ensembles, including a traditional marching band, show band, big band, brass quintets, saxophone quartet, acoustic and rock groups,” and many more.

I know one shouldn’t pick out one part of the programme, being as it was all so good. I did think that one of the band’s outstanding soloists, Sgt Storey’s rendition on the Euphonium of Waly Waly, arr. S Roberts was gorgeous.

I’ll post a note on the next concert by the RLC Band. Meanwhile, here are a few photos from the evening concert,

Enjoying a thrilling concert of the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps

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.

 

Enjoying the delights of the Royal Logistic Corps RHQ Officers’ Mess

It’s week ago tonight that we joined the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Joanne Potter, at her Civic Dinner at the Regimental Headquarters Officers’ Mess of the Royal Logistic Corps.

The Civic Dinner hosts Mayors and Chairmen of all the eleven boroughs and districts in Surrey, plus some notable people in the local charity sector. Guests had an opportunity to contribute to the Mayor’s charities.

The highlights of the evening, apart from being in the company of the Army, were assembling prior to dinner in the Medal Room, and a short performance from the Corps of Drums of the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps. Here are some photos from the evening – click on images to enlarge.