Corps of Drums Society

Newsletter March 2011

We have not held a Music Meeting for some time.
This is owing to the fact that we do not have a venue at
present , the facility at Firepower Museum having been
disposed of for residential use.  At the last two meetings
Chairman Peter Nightingale explained the problem to
members and asked them to help us come up with a
suitable place.  Several members said they knew of
somewhere, but these leads have not materialised.  Peter
Nightingale has tried, amongst other things, a letting
company, but as costs would have been between £400 and
£700 a meeting, this was not a feasible proposition.  We
are still without a venue and would welcome credible
options or solutions from members. We have scheduled a
Music Meeting for Sat 21 May, and would like this to go
ahead somewhere, as we have lost several opportunities
for meetings, with the bad weather at the end of 2010 and
lack of a venue after that.
Lord Mayor’s Show 2011
The following music has been selected:  The Adjutant, Belphegor, Euterpe, For Flag
and Empire, Galanthia, Great Escape, Hazelmere, The Jigs, Killaloe, Prussian Glory,
San Lorenzo, Silver Trumpeter.
Bugle Marches agreed with Pam Hales will be: Heraldry, Bugles and Drums,
Mechanised Infantry, Bugle Bells, Men of the Hills.
It is intended that we play one set of marches going out and another set on the
return journey.  The order will be finalised at the first LMS rehearsal
Meeting dates for 2011
Music meetings
Saturday 21 May, Saturday 16 July, Saturday 17 September
Lord Mayor’s Show rehearsals
Sunday 16 October, Sunday 30 October
Lord Mayor’s Show
Saturday 12 November
Video search
Member Ian Robinson is trying to locate a copy of the video made for the 1988 Royal
Tournament.  If you can help, please contact Ian on
01508 484115
Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo 12-15 May 2011
Bookings : 0871 230 5570
Proceeds to the RBL.
Band Concert, Guards Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E
Sunday 5 June 2011,  at 1700 hrs.
Featuring the Band of the Coldstream Guards under the direction of Lt Col Graham
Jones, and the United States Army Europe Band, under the direction of Lt Col Beth
T M Steele.  Tickets for Credit Card bookings form theToy Soldier Centre 020 7976
0850, or by cheque from The Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk,
London SW1E 6HQ  (020 7414 3428).  Cheques to be made payable to the Guards
Museum.  Proceeds to the Guards Museum.  Ticket includes a glass of wine before
the concert.
2011 Subscriptions
It’s that time of year again.  Thank you to those members who have already paid by
cash and cheque.  If you have not already paid and are not a Direct Debit payer,
please consider using Direct Debit – if not for April this year, then for next.
2010 AGM Minutes
These appear on the website, but if anyone would like a copy mailed to them, please
let me know.