We would also like to pass on our thanks to the Royal Marines Band for taking the time to come and play for us

Head teacher Andy Clarke, Peel Common Junior School

After introducing the band members and the instruments they played, Sgt Michell then asked some of the children to accompany the band on percussion instruments while the rest of the children ‘volunteered’ three teachers to compete to take on the role of conductor.

Judged by the level of the resulting cheers, Miss Chloe Sykes won and was presented with a Band CD by Sgt Michell.

After the concert, Head teacher Andy Clarke led the children’s grateful applause and said afterwards, “We would also like to pass on our thanks to the Royal Marines Band for taking the time to come and play for us. It was a truly lovely experience for the children and the staff.”

As well as being world class performers, Royal Marines Musicians are also trained to support military and humanitarian operations across the globe.

During operations, in addition to providing the moral component by playing music to the deployed forces, they also work as casualty handlers, ambulance drivers, radio operators and provide convoy protection thus giving vital support to troops both on the ground and at sea.

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