Phoenix Brass performed at a number of engagements across Wiltshire in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Marlborough Rotary Platinum Picnic, Marlborough Common – Sunday, 5 June 2022
Travelling on to Marlborough after the Morning Service at Chute, players performed at the Platinum Picnic hosted by Marlborough Rotary at Marlborough Common. As well as live music from Phoenix Brass, members of the public enjoyed a host of activities, games, entertainment, food, and drink.
There was also a meeting point for Ukrainian families and visitors staying in Marlborough and the surrounding area.
St Nicolas’ Church, Chute Platinum Service – Sunday, 5 June 2022
On Sunday morning, Phoenix Brass travelled to St Nicolas’, Chute to a service to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend.
The church held a ‘Big Breakfast’ at 10am followed by their Family Service at 11am at which the Band played hymns and delighted the congregation with other musical pieces before and after the Service.
Froxfield Beer and Music Festival – Saturday, 4 June 2022
Phoenix Brass opened the Froxfield Beer and Music Festival in their home village and rehearsal hall. A varied programme of music delighted the assembled crowds.
The Band played “Fanfare” to dedicate a Lime Tree that the Parish Council had planted on the village green as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
The Band ended their programme with the “National Anthem”.
Milton Lilbourne – Thursday, 2 June 2022
Phoenix Brass commenced the first of their engagements during the four-day Jubilee bank holiday by performing at Milton Lilbourne as residents celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of the event, the highlight was the lighting of the beacon at Martinshell Hill, one of many across the country being lit to acknowledge Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne which gives her the accolade of the longest reign of any British monarch.
More than 400 people attended the event to enjoy each other’s company, a hog roast and refreshments as Phoenix Brass performed a variety of musical pieces to suit the occasion.
Later in the evening the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, attended the event and addressed the crowds before the Platinum Jubilee Proclamation was made.
The evening ended with Phoenix Brass performing the “National Anthem” followed by “Sunset”.