The band provided the entertainment throughout the RMA Reception which was attended by some 800 RMA members and their guests. This reception followed the ‘Graspan Parade’ at the Royal Marines National Memorial in the Mall. Remarkably the acoustics in Billingsgate were pretty good with a good balance to allow our music to act as an effective backdrop to normal level conversation throughout the hall.
Full marks to the RMA organisers of this event: everything was perfect from the moment we arrived from Portsmouth and all the band’s needs were met without fuss or bother by the organisers and serving staff. We were also well fed and watered!
Special thanks to John Hill who directed the band that day, most ably and professionally, deputising for David Cole who was committed elsewhere.