Royal Appointment for the Band!

On Sunday 12th June, 51 excited and nervous members of the Kingston & Malden Scout & Guide Band headed into London at 6.30am to prepare to take part in The Patron’s Lunch celebrations. With band members as young as 9 years old taking part it was set to be a day to remember.
The Patron’s Lunch,…

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Unveiling the new Scout memorial

The band was delighted to be invited to send a (very!) small group of players to join a massed Scout band at the opening of the new Scout Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. 
The initial idea for the memorial came about 5 years ago from a group of Birmingham Explorer Scouts who visited…

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Walking the Marsden March!

The Marsden March is a 14-mile or a 5-mile sponsored walk between The Royal Marsden’s hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton. Over the last six years this event has raised over £7.5 million to help build a future beyond cancer.
We’ve been supporting the Marsden March over the last few years by cheering on the walkers at…

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K&M invade Paris!

Kingston & Malden S&G Band travelled across the Channel last weekend to perform at Disneyland Paris. 46 members of the Band were proud to fly the flag for the UK at the popular resort and marched down Disney’s Main Street prior to the main Disney Parade. Cheered on by thousands of visitors in the Park,…

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A summer weekend on the Isle of Wight

Last weekend saw a return visit to our friends at the Wight Diamonds Marching Band – the two bands joined together to take part in the Illuminated Carnival Parade in Shanklin.
The carnival on the Saturday evening, which starts and finishes in Shanklin Old Village, was made up of floats from all over the Island each…

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Awards Night 2015

Wow – what a night! Our annual awards night is a chance to celebrate the achievements of our young people and it was pleasure to have 38 on stage supported by 18 adult helpers and instructors – a total of 56 playing members (with a few more unable to to be with us due to…

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X Camp

2014 is the 10th anniversary of the Royal Kingston Scout District – where has the time gone?! X Camp was the chance for every Scout Group in the District to join together for a weekend of celebration and activities at our own Polyapes Campsite in Cobham. As well as giving young people the chance to…

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Band play at Shanklin Carnival Illuminated Parade

After a number of appearances in previous years, we were delighted to be invited back to play in Shanklin town’s illuminated parade on the Isle of Wight.
It’s not often that we need to don our headtorches, fluorescent polo shirts and scarves, but taking place after dark fall this parade takes a little extra preparation! The…

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Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day is one of the most important days in our calendar and we were please to be once again involved in the Borough’s events. In New Malden, a smaller group of older members led the parade through the high street to the war memorial and supported the service of remembrance with hymns. Shortly after, we…

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