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Household Division Music Festival

21st June 2018

26 June - 1 July 2018

The Household Division Music Festival will feature 16 concerts in 6 days, all in the glorious setting of the spiritual home of the Household Division, the Guards’ Chapel .



1.10pm – 3pm - Guards Big Band 

“A Salute to Glenn Miller” A feast of Big Band music


3.30pm – 5pm - The Dixie Swingers 

Classic Dixieland & Trad Jazz favourites; to include High Society, Midnight in Moscow, Chicago & Clarinet Marmalade


6pm - The Band of the Grenadier Guards

“Voyages of Discovery” - Symphonic Works for Band, to include Philip Sparke, Nigel Clarke & Hayato Hirose




1.10pm – 2pm - Guards Wind Ensemble

French Romantic Wind Music; Gounod - Petite Symphonie & Enescu - Dixtuor


3.30pm – 5pm - Scots Guards Jazz Ensemble

Favourites including A Foggy Day, Bewitched, Sweet Georgia Brown & Round Midnight


6pm - The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra

Music for Flutes and Strings, to include Cecil Armstrong Gibbs - Suite in A for Flutes and Strings, Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 4 & Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question




1.10pm – 2pm - Scots Guards Chamber Ensemble

Walton “Façade”


3.30pm – 5pm - Lance Corporal Ben Beavis and friends 

“The Trumpet Years”, featuring music in the style of Louis Armstrong & Lee Morgan to Derek Watkins & Wayne Bergeron  


6pm - Guards Brass

 “Galleries”, music by Mussorgsky & John Ireland




1.10pm – 2pm - Guards French Horns

“French Horns at the Movies”, to include Gladiator, Star Wars, Braveheart & Independence Day


3.30pm – 5pm - The Coldstream Guards Jazz Orchestra

The Music of Ted Heath, to include Shall we Dance, Fly me to the Moon, Begin the Beguine, Have you met Miss Jones & other favourites 


6pm - The Band of the Scots Guards

Music from the Stage, favourites from a century of the World of Musical Theatre with guests from the West End




3.30pm – 5pm - Household Division Saxophone Quartet

“Bach to Beatles”, to include Florio, Bach, Lennon, Lago & Gregory, Jazz Pianist LCpl Tom Greenhalf, Standards & Ballads from the American Songbook


6pm - The Band of the Coldstream Guards

A concert in celebration of Armed Forces Day

Themes from The Greatest War Films, to include Walton’s Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, Lawrence of Arabia,  Bridge over the River Kwai & Hymn to the Fallen




5pm - Guards on Parade - Reunited One More Time

Former Musicians of the Household Division Bands in Concert


Free admission to all concerts for the Music Festival. For evening performances, doors usually open an hour before the performance.


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