Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Roberts Senior Director of Music, Household Division

As Senior Director of Music of the Household Division – responsible for leading State Ceremonial music – I would like to warmly welcome you to London. As you are visiting one of the grandest cities in the world, steeped in history and ceremony, you are in for a wonderful time this June. One of the highlights of the summer is the Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade on 14th & 15th June. I will be leading over 600 of the UK's finest musicians in a breathtaking display of music and pageantry – this year celebrating the centenary of the union of the Foot Guards Bands and also our Commonwealth friendship with Canada, as we perform alongside the Royal Canadian Artillery Band. The Celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday are followed the world over and you will have the opportunity to see Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family from ‘The Mall’ at 1030am on June 17th.

From the 27th June at the Guards Chapel on Birdcage Walk, the Guards Bands are celebrating their centenary with a free weeklong Music Festival – 25 events over 7 days in this glorious setting alongside St James’s Park.

We very much look forward to performing for you and wish you a wonderful stay in London.

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Roberts, Senior Director of Music, Household Division

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Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Roberts
Senior Director of Music, Household Division