Lincolnshire RAF bands to perform first ever concert together
THE Band of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and Royal Air Force Swing Wing are to perform their first ever combined concert under the direction of Squadron Leader Chris Weldon.
Although Royal Air Force Swing Wing is a well-established RAF ensemble with the Lincoln community, director of music Chris Weldon said: "This will be the first time the full military band has performed together at the venue.
"Consequently, in this special Diamond Jubilee and Olympic year, we will be celebrating in traditional Royal Air Force style with some superb musical arrangements and entertainment for all ages."
Highlights of the programme include Matthew Walker singing the music of Matt Monro, along with some stunning band arrangements from the film scores of Ennio Morricone. The concert will also feature the first performance of "Journey Through Europe", which is a new musical arrangement taking the audience on a wonderfully linked musical journey across the continent.
Music from the big screen continues with Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and the traditional Dambusters March as well as the music of Glenn Miller.
The concert takes place at Lincoln Drill Hall at 7.30pm on Friday, October 12. With such a large combined band of performers, seating in the Drill Hall is limited, therefore advanced purchase of tickets is recommended, priced at £12 (£10 concessions) from the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894 ( www.lincolndrillhall.com ).
The concert is in aid of the RAF Music Charitable Trust who can be contacted at www.rafmusic.org.uk .