Once again this year, Camberley and District Silver Band have commemorated Armistice Day (Saturday 11th November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 12th November) at a number of events in the local area in partnership with our wonderful community. This year we were fortunate to be invited to perform at three services across the weekend, and some of the highlights are included below.
Armistice Day – Camberley Manor care home
In the afternoon of Armistice Day, November 11th, a quintet from the band played a memorial service at Camberley Manor care home in Deepcut. This home is just 5 minutes from our band room and we were given a very warm welcome and a strong attendance from the local residents. The home was kind enough to post a video of excerpts from the service:
Armistice Day Service with Camberley &District Silver Band.Time to remember and not forget those who fought for our country.
Posted by Camberley Manor on Saturday, 11 November 2017
Remembrance Sunday – Service at St. Peter’s Church
The band also regularly plays at St. Peter’s Church’s Remembrance Sunday service. The band rehearses weekly in the hall of the church, so we know a lot of the organisers there, and we like to play for them whenever possible. Playing a full traditional Remembrance service including the full Act of Remembrance, it’s a poignant opportunity for all to come together for a couple of hours of reflection.
Remembrance Sunday – Memorial service at the War Memorial in Camberley
The Camberley Band has had a long tradition of playing at the afternoon Remembrance service on the main road through Camberley. In fact, I couldn’t get some of the band members to admit how many years they had done there!
This year the band was represented by a strong number, all wrapped up extremely warmly against the chilly wind. It was again a well-attended service, with a local MP in attendance. This photo from Alan Meeks:
Alan Meeks was kind enough to record and edit these excerpts from the service:
A video captured by Alan Meeks of the Camberley Remembrance commemorations. Surrey Heath
Posted by Surrey Residents Network on Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Surrey Heath Borough Council also posted a copy of the live video they ran from the event:
Remembrance Parade 2017
Posted by Surrey Heath on Sunday, 12 November 2017