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British Army Band Colchester

The Band

British Army Band Colchester was formed on 1st of September 2019, as a result of Military Music Optimisation. Maintaining the prestigious Regimental and Cap Badge Heritage, British Army Band Colchester incorporates The Band of The Parachute Regiment, The Band of The Army Air Corps, and The Band of The Queens Division. 

British Army Band Colchester delivers musical support to the British Army Defence Engagement both at home and overseas. 

The Band performs as a full symphonic military band, both in concerts and on Parade. Its musicians also perform in chamber and jazz ensembles, and in a Fanfare Team. 

British Army Band Colchester has carried out tours around the world in support of the United Kingdom International Diplomatic Effort, and in 2022 the band performed at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

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RCAM 30 Legacy Recordings

Lexicon of the Gods Movement 1: Perseus: slayer of Medusa – Rossano Galante

Lexicon of the Gods, Perseus: Slayer of Medusa, brings a freshness and vibrancy to wind band repertoire and is a favourite of the band’s musicians.  Opening with a martial heroic trumpet theme it subtly weaves its way into more flowing melodic sections in the winds with an underlying rhythmic pulse. The coda shapes the image of Perseus wielding his sword; driven, exciting and dramatic.

Colchester Castle – Earl Brigham

Colchester Castle was adopted by Band Colchester upon its formation as its very own march. The Band routinely performs the march at the end of parades and concerts and most notably at the War Memorial for Remembrance Sunday, which is adjacent to Colchester Castle.

Thaxted – Gustav Holst arr. McElligott

Thaxted is a village local to Colchester in the Essex countryside and is also the title of the hymn tune.  Gustav Holst features the main melody of his composition Thaxted in the movement called “Jupiter” in his composition “The Planets“. The text, “I Vow To Thee My Country”, holds great relevance to serving military personnel,  and it features in many church services as a Testament to their service to The King and Country.

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