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Marine Museum Hosts the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood

Provided by National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is proud to host the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood for a rare Northern Virginia performance on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 1:00 p. m. in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. The public is invited to attend the free performance by the Corps of Drums and the String Quartet.

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood was formed on June 16, 2009 as a result of the closure of the Band based at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England. Since 2009, the Band has performed at high profile engagements including the Royal Wedding, the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall as well as at sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, the Invictus Games, and the Tynwald Ceremonies in the Isle of Man. The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood makes significant contributions to the Naval Service and also raises funds for charities on a national level and for local communities through special performances.

The Band is made up of trained and operational British military personnel who were historically deployed on board Royal Navy ships.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle and is open 9:00 a. m. –5:00 p. m. daily except Christmas Day. Both parking and attendance are free.

For more information on the National Museum of the Marine Corps, call 703-784-6107 or visit usmcmuseum.com.

 

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