These pages are a personal thank you to the men and women of the Royal Marines Band, past and present, who have entertained the people of Deal for decades with their summer concerts and winter pantomimes, leading the carnival and their occasional marches through the town. They will always be fondly remembered and sadly missed. It is hoped that they will continue to return each summer to play to packed houses at the Memorial Bandstand on Walmer Green.
They are also meant as a personal tribute to those who were killed and injured in the bombing of the barracks.
|Closure||There were fears of losing the Marines long before the IRA bombing|
|March Past||Exercising their rights as Freemen of Deal|
|Memorials||Memorial Bandstand and Garden|
|School||The Barracks and the School of Music|
|Development Update||Work progresses on the development of the sites|
|School Today||The School of Music as it is now|
|South Barrack Church||The church in the South Barracks - now converted into housing, but still relatively intact|
|Concert 1999||10th Anniversary Concert on the Memorial Bandstand|
|Concert 2000||Summer Concert on the Memorial Bandstand|
|Concert 2001||No pictures available for this year, just a brief report|
|Concert 2002||Summer Concert on the Memorial Bandstand|
|Concert 2003||Summer Concert on the Memorial Bandstand|
|Concert 2004||No report/pictures available for this year|
|Concert 2005||No pictures available for this year, just a brief report|
|Old Comrades 2005||First concert by a band of former Royal Marines still residing in and around Deal|
|Concert 2006||I just sat with an estimated 5-6000 audience and enjoyed this concert in the sun - no pictures available this year|
|Old Comrades 2006||The rain held off (well almost!) and a good crowd enjoyed the fun when the Old Comrades returned for a second try!|
See also this website dedicated to ex-Royal Marines bandsmen
Check out Cinque Ports Music, the only company in the world to specialise solely in Royal Marines Band recordings, and try to stock all currently available recordings by the band.