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The Band and Bugles of the Rifles
ABOUT THE BAND The Band and Bugles of The Rifles are based at Sir John Moore Barracks in Winchester and are one of 22 bands in the British Army that form the Corps of Army Music. The Band and Bugles were formed on 1st February 2007 from The Band and Bugles of the Light Division. The Band is established for 35 musicians, all of whom join the Corps of Army Music on enlistment. On completion of their initial military training, musicians receive tuition at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, before being assigned to a Band. In addition, the Bugle Platoon comprises 20 infantry soldiers from the five regular Battalions that form The Rifles. The earliest Riflemen used bugles rather than drums to communicate orders on the battlefield. They were also able to react rapidly to orders by marching at a quickened pace or even marching at the double. These strong traditions and the regimental motto 驶Swift and Bold始 are upheld by The Band and Bugles of The Rifles to this day. The Band and Bugles of The Rifles appear by kind permission of General Sir Nick Carter, CBE, DSO, Colonel Commandant The Rifles
EVENTS Burghley Horse Trials, Burghley House: The Band and Bugles are performing on the bandstand and marching concerts at this equestrian event on 7 September 2013. More information can be sourced at: www.eventfulstays.com 4 RIFLES Homecoming Parade, Salisbury: 4 RIFLES led by The Band and Bugles of The Rifles will parade through the city of Salisbury to welcome them home from their operational tour on 9 December 2013. Event details to be confirmed and date subject to change. There are exciting opportunities for the Hub始s young people planned with the Band and Bugles of the Rifles in the Summer 2014 So watch this space!
Autumn Term 2013 Newsletter & Update
This is the autumn edition of Portsmouth Music Hub newsletter.