The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas has had a busy but spectacular few days with a series of high profile performances.
Starting last Thursday with an appearance on the BBC’s The One Show, broadcast to millions of viewers around the country, they played Abide with Me as a run up to the FA Cup.
This was followed on Saturday by their performance of the same song, as well as the National Anthem, in front of the 90,000 football fans at Wembley. Their performance of Abide with Me, the traditional FA Cup opening Hymn, was joined by a football fan’s choir as well as the 90,000 fans and West End star Alfie Boe. The performance was then also broadcast on Songs of Praise on Sunday evening (footage throughout the show but main performance begins at 28 minutes and 40 seconds.)
To top it off their final performances outside Buckingham Palace over the weekend marked the end of a month of Public Duties for the Brigade.
The Band’s next major engagement will be their performance at the Gurkha Pageant in the Royal Hospital Chelsea on the 8th and 9th of June, with Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Prince Harry attending on the second night..