Remembrance Day Concert
The Central Band is the flagship band of The Royal British Legion. Under the baton of the energetic Captain David Cole, former Director of Music on HMY Britannia, the Central Band has established itself as a respected and in-demand ensemble.
In 2004, it celebrated its Diamond Jubilee, marking sixty years of music making dating back to World War II. The band’s origins stem from what is now affectionately known as Dad's Army, its founder members, many with First World War service, having all played in the Band of the 56th Battalion Home Guard based in Epsom. However, by 1944, with the possibility of a German invasion no longer a threat, the Home Guard was stood down bringing to an end four years of comradeship