tv Sarahs Music - The Band of the Coldstream Guards Deutsche Welle May 12, 2018 10:15am-10:31am CEST
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will be full of pomp and circumstance and all things british because we are spending the day with the band of the cult stream gods. the band of the cult stream gods is one of britain's oldest and best known for their faces here at wellington barracks in central london very close to buckingham palace and i'm really excited to be allowed to take a backstage look at a day in the life of the bank. this morning they're preparing for a garden i mean they're off to the palace for the changing of the guard.
colors sergeant darren hardy guard mount means you accompany the soldiers who are changing yes to god a change in the guard is what it says on the tin you know we take to the new guard from one to barracks but in the past we change them and we bring new old guard back and that this is what you've done everything for three hundred and you know he was there yes yeah that's the main the main bulk of that you teach a change in the got here and what does it mean to you have for the for her skills do you have to rehearse every day before you go out do you have a standard repertoire most days yes i mean that we have sort of two set lists with three sets of music we have the marches and we have what we call the general sort of entertainment music which you would see on the square at one thousand barracks where we entertain the troops without and i once we get to the full court booking and polish we have the pods and then we play more things like overtures and you know pieces to entertain the troops and the crowds and if that if there was a war what would there. what would your job be as you think of yourself as
a musician or as a member of the army or i think all of that really i'd like to see primarily a musician because that's were employed as all of us have studied music before joining the army so we trained as musicians before we trained soldiers. when the musicians had their set of thirst materials they were employed as medics and stretcher paris and now it's it's more sort of you can a biological chemical warfare decontamination unit so should there be an event of something as horrific as that which we hope not the whole bomb would be deployed and that's what they would work us let's hope you stay entertaining oh yes the troops what happens if it rains right this is an interesting one for the government to be called off it has to be raining at eleven o'clock and it has to be it can just be any rain it has to be inclement inclement they want to think lemon tree think it's more than drizzle so then the officer rings with
a couple of the godlings palace and said you know can we call it in the they call eleven o'clock so you're all out there getting check your oil change you have not ready to go here and you find a lot of the a lot of musicians become experts in the weather and they get very excited when it's going to rain any musicians or baskins doing the randoms you know for a fact that they're probably trying to get off gods eleven o'clock and go home early. he says he got a shampoo it's. really. just moments from now ok gosh how often do you have to do that every month for three months. when freshly some good. go. rather than muster your own player actually and i know that but today you're
conducting about one what does that mean you're out there on the porch out and how do you work well i go out i was a band i make and that's the best we think was the m. to win it back and then i conducted a small course so you with. your palace and up with that and then you come out. yes i marched with them yes yes not sorry these are all new terms for me inspection. so every year the coltrane guardsman are in for one of the biggest events in the british calendar the true colors celebrate the queen's birthday and this year she's ninety years old seems to be even bigger and more spectacular. that meet a lot of rehearsals a lot of inspection. and
really happy to welcome the horn section of the band the coldstream guards thank you so much boys for coming and talking to me today after all that marching around in your hard boots i was really impressed you must be quite fit to do this job. a little it takes a bit do you ever get out of breath when you're on a march yes going up the hill the winds are when they're on the way to buckingham palace they're no hill it's fine round. and you all look really incredible tell me what is a day in the life of the band the culture and god like you were here very early this morning so for god like to tell you put spent or at least an hour doing your kit preparing for your warm up of a real self or god but then we have a large aspect which opens that we're completely self managed so we all have jobs from a band. stall. mark trains us he's
a physical training instructor you make them run up and down hill yeah really makes me very popular. so mark how do people get if they're people watching that want to be in this band and play with you wonderful horn players and wear these wonderful uniforms how would they go about applying to be in a band where the army is recruiting home plays in particular the moment and also many other instruments and they would have to audition to development school of music contacts and in the band recruiting teams. and then after that they would go to phase one training there where military discipline injuria and then they would go on to face to the musical side the moment school of music never whole. that would be where they would hone their instrumental playing practice playing and marching and get to the standard required so that when they can join the wider army bands then they're able to hit the ground running as it were chris can i ask you
you went to the army as a horn player or do you feel more a soldier then no horn player or you musician first i was a musician first went into the army as a home player in general one hundred eighty two and i tried to get in the guards bands but there were no vacancies so they said look just join the army you'll be able to transfer or. the first opportunity when it took me ten years nine months before before i could finally do it thank you so much for taking the time i am in awe of what you do i don't know how you do it marching and playing at the same time it's just really quite incredible so you should try i should try a stunt watching him playing with time.
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