Provided by George Mason University
The pomp and pageantry of the Band of the Royal Marines: Featuring the Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards comes to the Northern Virginia area at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. and the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. Under the direction of Captain Daryl Powell, RM, these two musical institutions, the Band of the Royal Marines and the Band of the Scots Guards, showcase expert regimental marches, with a flair of the rich culture of Britain with bagpipes and Scottish dancers.
A true military institution, the Band of the Royal Marines has supported the British naval service for nearly 250 years, originally providing the beat for columns of marching soldiers. The band tours internationally, thrilling audiences around the world with their visual grandeur and precision drill. The primary role of the Band of the Royal Marines is to provide music support to the naval service, but the men and women of the band have also been deployed on active duty in all major conflicts of the last century. PWL Also appearing is The Band of the Scots Guards, founded three centuries ago to boost morale for these elite British troops while engaged in conflicts. Today, the ensemble’s duties include performing at Buckingham Palace for the daily Changing of the Guard.
Pre-performance discussions, free to ticket holders, will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Center and Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts. The Friends of the Center for the Arts sponsor the pre-performance discussions at the Center for the Arts.
Ticket Information: Tickets to The Band of the Royal Marines: Featuring the Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards are $52, $44 and $31 per person. This performance is family friendly and youth discount tickets are half price for children and youth through grade 12.