Spen Valley Scout and Guide Band, Biggleswade Sea Cadets and Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps were all crowned National Champions in their respective classes at the Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA) National Championships 2019.
Held with members of The Royal Marines Bands Service, bands spent the weekend on Whale Island with workshops and rehearsal on Saturday, before the day of competition.
It’s a poignant weekend as it fell on the 30th Anniversary of the Deal Barracks Bombings, at the time the Royal Marines School of Music where 11 Musicians lost their lives and 21 injured. They were remembered with a minutes silence.
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