Blankenberge 2009

The orchestra in action

The 2009 tour was to Blankenberge, a seaside resort in Belgium. This formed an ideal base for a varied itinerary.

The main focus of our trip was an opportunity to perform at the "Last Post" ceremony which is held at the Menin Gate in Ypres. This was an honour for the bands and an occasion which we will remember for a long time. Other destinations were the Tyne Cott Cemetery at Paschendale and the historic town of Brugge. The bands gave concerts at two retirement homes in the area, where the music was received very warmly and also enjoyed a great day out at the Walibi theme park.

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