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Military band and Stamford students team up for charity concert

A fundraising concert in support of Stamford and Rutland Hospital will see one of the country’s most prestigious military bands team up with local students for a spectacular evening.

The British Army Band Sandhurst – which performed at the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony – will be bringing over 30 musicians to perform a one-off concert at Stamford Endowed Schools on Thursday, October 5..

The concert, now in its 26th year, has featured highly accredited Army bands from around the UK. 

The band, which comprises musicians from The Royal Corps of Army Music, and which is one 14 Regular Army Bands in the British Army, will be joined on stage by a number of students from Stamford Endowed Schools.

The British Army Band Sandhurst will be performing at a charity concert at Stamford Endowed Schools next month. Photo credit: The British Army Band Sandhurst

The annual event began in 1997, the brainchild of the then contingency commander of the School’s combined cadet force, fundraiser George Wolfe.

Each year, George donates the proceeds to Stamford Hospital – which this year will use the donations to part fund the cost of a new piece of state-of-the-art ophthalmology equipment for the recently created eye treatment room.

George said: “As well as supporting our local hospital, this concert is an exciting and rare opportunity to see a top-notch military band in action, alongside some of Stamford Endowed School’s students.”

Caroline Robertson, matron at Stamford and Rutland Hospital (which is part of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust) added: “Huge thanks again to George for arranging what I know will be another outstanding evening and to all the hugely generous audience members who give so generously to support us.”

Natalie Pretsell, head of engagement and fundraising for Stamford Endowed Schools, comments: “We are delighted to support this wonderful community event once again. Hosting the Military Bands Concert is an integral part of the school calendar of events. Student community engagement is an essential part of our co-curricular programme which helps develop important life skills such as leadership and teamwork.”

The concert runs from 7-9pm and although free, admission is by ticket only on a first come first served basis, with donations on the evening. For more details please visit Stamford Endowed Schools with the British Army Band, Sandhurst- Stamford School (

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