On Tuesday 11 November the band had the privilege of playing at Marlborough House at an inaugural event to launch the Music of The Great War initiative. The aim of this is to encourage bands around the world to play a WW1 medley on 11 November 2015. We performed a new arrangement of WW1 songs composed by Rob Wiffin. The event had the support of Her Majesty the Queen and following the performance the band received an inaugural certificate presented by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth. The event was recorded and will be featured on the Radio 2 programme “Listen to the Band” on Thursday 13 November.
A website to promote Music of the Great War features Amersham Band playing the medley. Visit www.musicofthegreatwar.org for more details. You can also watch a video of the event on YouTube.