ROYAL MARINES BAND SERVICE MFM 2002 RUSHES [Allocated Title]
Unedited rushes of the Royal Marines Band Service (RMBS) practicing in the run up to, rehearsing before and their performance during at the Mountbatten Festival of Music (MFM) in 2002.
Film contents on tapes 3 to 8 are taken directly from shot list provided with tapes:
Tape 1. The band practices on their parade ground at HMS Nelson, Portsmouth, including formation marching. Three female RMBS members practice singing TRAGEDY on stage, with the band accompanying them, followed by the band practicing several classical music pieces. RMBS cadets practice on the parade ground at HMS Nelson. A music teacher instructs RMBS members on keyboard skills and interpreting pieces by the composer Bach. General views of the Royal Marines School of Music entrance as cadets are marched through the gates.
Tape 2. Filmed 11 to 13 February 2002. The 120 strong Massed Bands of the Royal Marines rehearse in civilian clothing in the run up to their performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Includes rehearsals from the Corps of Drums, the Ceilidh Band, Jazz Group, Barber Shop Quartet and the full band. Interviews with Major Chris Taylor (band coach) and five band members after rehearsals, followed by interviews in a coach, travelling from the rehearsals. Interview with Gill Ford, who plays the bugle and side drum. Interview with "Smudge" Smith, who has served in the RMBS for 15 years. Interview with Band Corporal Tim Watson, who has been in the RMBS for 13 years. Interview with Helen Petty, who is a bugler in the Portsmouth RMBS. Unedited footage of the full Massed Band rehearsal in the Royal Albert Hall, before their first performance.