There’s something about military bands that makes the hairs on the back of my neck prickle.
I only have to hear a single note of the bagpipe to think about the poor, doomed Highlanders being piped into battle at Culloden in 1746; or of Bill Millin piping Lord Lovat’s commandos over Pegasus Bridge, under fire, on D-Day 1944.
That’s why I can’t wait to see the Colchester Military Musical Spectacular, which is taking place in Castle Park on 22 September. It’s not only going to be a cracking event, but all the proceeds of the event are going to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – a brilliant organisation that gives lifetime support to retired soldiers and their families.
So if you can’t resist the sight, sound and theatre of massed pipes and drums, why not come along too?
Hope to see you there!