Help make music for Her Majesty on Herefordshire Diamond Day

Herefordshire is getting ready for the Queen’s visit on Wednesday, July 11, and organisers are offering county musicians a chance to perform before Her Majesty.

 As part of Herefordshire Diamond Day, communities and groups from across Herefordshire will be at King George V Playing Field in Hereford to take part in a huge all-day Gala.

 The event will include performances, parades and presentations, plus a very special performance sequence before the Queen and Prince Philip.

 Details of the Royal performance are under wraps, but organisers say it will show off the very best of Herefordshire’s wealth of talent in music, dance, and our many rich traditions. 

 Musical Director for Diamond Day is David Evans, Director of Music at Hereford Cathedral School.

 “We’re using the occasion to form a Jubilee Band, and we need woodwind and brass musicians to come forward who can join us on this great day”, said David.

 “They must be at Grade 5 or higher, and they’ll play as part of a captivating ensemble of voices and instruments which will celebrate our Queen’s unique contribution to Britain over six decades.

 “We aim to make their visit to Herefordshire the outstanding memory in what will be many for the Royal couple in this unique year.  Please step forward now to help us do exactly that – you’ll be creating history, and making a wonderful personal memory for yourself as well!” he added.

 David is asking volunteer musicians to get in touch with the Diamond Day office as quickly as possible, via email: , or by writing to Herefordshire Diamond Day, Room 62, Brockington, 35 Hafod Road, Hereford HR1 1SH, or by ringing 01432 261837.