Visit to Belgium and France
Following on from our previous two, very successful visits to Ypres, the Band will again travel to Belgium and France in 2018.
Over the weekend of 28th - 30th September 2018, the band will be visiting Belgium and France. This is to honour 19 men of Banks village who fell in the Great War 1914-18, who are named on the war memorial in St Stephen's churchyard.
First we will travel to France to play at the Thiepval Memorial, Trois Arbres cemetery and Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, performing a short ceremony at each to commemorate the fallen. We then travel to Belgium where we will play at the Saturday evening Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, in Ypres.