Thurrock Marching Brass Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II
On Thursday evening 21 April 2016 the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass lead a parade into the Coalhouse Fort in Tilbury with popular march tunes, and then joined forces with the Golden Voices choir as tributes to HRH Queen Elizabeth II were paid with the playing and singing of the National Anthem and a wonderful rendition of Happy Birthday.
The Mayor of Thurrock lit a beacon to commemorate this special occasion, joining Windsor Castle and other areas across London and the nation who lit beacons of their own.
After the respectful lowering of the Union Jack the young band lead the entire gathering from the fort up to the church on the hill.
Speaking of this very special occasion, Thurrock Marching Brass Corps Director, Jay Lindner comments “We try to teach our young members all about where they fit in the history of TMB, and although they are very young, they get the sense of importance that their generation has in carrying the name forward in a positive way. In the same way, the importance of actually being there to take part in celebrating our Queen’s 90th birthday in such a brilliant way and the historic significance of the event is a life lesson that many of them will only realise just how much of an honour it really was when they are older. I couldn’t be any prouder of how they handled the pressures of performing at such an occasion, and with so many present. They were magnificent and it was a pleasure to be with them all. Thank you as always to my staff, everyone who helps to get the members ready, either preparing uniforms, helping to get them all changed in an out of their uniforms, or for just coming along to support them all. The entire TMB family should be really proud of these kids. I know I am”.