Thurrock Marching Brass In St George’s Day Parade
Thurrock Marching Brass were given the honour of leading the St George’s Day Scout & Guide Parade which started at Hathaway Academy and concluded at the Blackshots Playing Fields in Grays, Essex.
This was the first time that a marching band had led the parade which involves more than 1,000 members from all areas of the Scout & Guide movements. The band were extremely well received by everyone present and also along the route, playing selected parade music as well as some of their 2014 summer competitive show entitled ‘The Sound of Magic’.
This young, up and coming group of talented individuals, whose average age currently is just over 10 years, are taught by some of the boroughs most talented staff and are given music, dance, choreography and performing arts training all year round with a range of musical instruments in both the brass/wind and percussive spectrums. No former knowledge is necessary and instruments and tuition are all provided for so if you feel like coming along and joining in the fun you can find full details on our web site or via our facebook page.
Joanna Crisp, Corps Director for Thurrock Marching Brass commented on the day “I am so proud of each and every member and all those surrounding them including my staff who joined in on the parade for their achievements today. Some of the tunes the members have only just started to learn, but they did extremely well and the feedback we have received has been very positive. To lead such an important and worthwhile parade as the St George’s Day Scout & Guide Parade within the borough like this just shows that the community is a strong one and has so many diverse and worthwhile activities for all of our youngsters to get involved in. It was a pleasure to take part and we look forward to more community work going forwards into the future. We are a marching band that is formed from the community and are delighted to be able to play as much as we can within the community. Well done to everyone for a really good show of strength for the youngsters of Thurrock today”.
Thurrock Marching Brass is proud to perform as much as they can within the community and you can keep up to date with all their engagements on our website below or by following them on Facebook.