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RFMF Brass Band In High Spirits

Despite the heavy downpour in south-eastern England overnight, members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Brass Band were in high spirits. They have been looking forward to the Queen’s
13 May 2016 09:06
RFMF Brass Band In High Spirits

Despite the heavy downpour in south-eastern England overnight, members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Brass Band were in high spirits.

They have been looking forward to the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations which opened yesterday and end on Sunday.

They opened their performance yesterday and will perform today, tomorrow and in front of the Queen on Sunday, the last day.

Band leader Lieutenant-Colonel Serevi Vananalagi said they had practised rehearsals as scheduled.

“It rained yesterday and hopefully it will improve later as forecasted. Meanwhile, the band members are fine,” Lieutenant-Colonel Vananalagi said.

Media reports across the United Kingdom reported the cancellation of the preview performance on Wednesday as a result of the wet weather conditions.

Daily Mail Online reported: “Torrential rain has resulted in the cancellation of preparations for one of the main celebrations marking the Queen’s 90th birthday.”

The Telegraph reported: “The Royal Windsor Horse Show, hosting one of the main celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday across the four-day event, was also impacted by the wet weather.”

Tickets to the four-day celebrations have been sold-out.

The 45-member band were welcomed at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, in London last Sunday.

The church service was conducted by Reverend Jimione Kaci and the chapel’s chaplain.

The band will join performers from a number of countries at the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations which takes place at the private grounds of Windsor Castle.



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