The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland with RNCM Students
Fergal Carroll Amphion
Hannah Trudgeon Winter Portrait (world première)
Paul Saggers Ironbright
David Arnold arr Smallwood Independence Day
Willie Chester Operation Mincemeat (world première)
Phil Trudgeon/Russ Young Walcheren
John Adams Lollapalooza
Goff Richards Zimba Zamba *
Arturo Marquez Danzon No 2
Simone Rebello marimba *
Captain Tom Griffin, Richard Sharp directors
Leon Frantzen, Xinjie Yang, Lauren Wasynczuk, Ann Miller, Phil Trudgeon conductors
The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland
Students from the RNCM School of Wind, Brass & Percussion
The RNCM is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far but know we need to do more as we work to create a more sustainable world. One way we can make a huge difference is to minimise the number of printed programmes and free sheets we produce each season.
This is why we’ve decided to move away from mass produced, single use print for most of our events, offering an online programme of up-to-date information instead. Additionally, many of our concerts now include a personal introduction by members of staff and students, which gives insight into the repertoire performed as well as an opportunity to get to know our community a little more.
Where printed programmes are still required, such as RNCM Opera performances and end of term showcases, content is thoughtfully produced using limited resources. An online option is also available for those wishing to support our mission.
We always welcome feedback from our audience members and would like to thank everyone who has supported our mission so far.
The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland
The master musicians of RM Band Scotland are highly skilled in at least two instruments – and often many more. Together, these versatile and talented musicians undertake a wide variety of ceremonial commitments across Scotland and the North of England.
Just some of the band’s recent engagements include the launch of the new Daring-class destroyers and the commissioning of the submarine HMS Astute.
As with all Royal Marines Bands, the men and women of RM Band Scotland also perform a vital secondary role supporting the Fleet during active operations, with a number of personnel having seen service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Simone graduated with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music to embark on a solo career that has seen her record several solo CDs, tour extensively nationally and internationally, appear on UK and international television and radio, and win a collection of awards and prizes, including the Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year in Performing Arts.
As a concerto soloist Simone works frequently with wind orchestras and brass bands at venues throughout the world. She has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Lincoln Centre in New York, has worked across Europe, and has premiered several new works for solo percussion.
Simone is a founding member of the highly successful BackBeat Percussion Quartet, which frequently tours and records internationally and has won a number of chamber music competitions in the UK (Royal Over-Seas League and Park Lane Group), Japan (International Chamber Music Festival) and the USA (Concert Artists Guild). These prizes have led to concerts in prestigious venues around the world including the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Additionally, Simone also works with The Equivox Trio (with Rob Buckland, saxes, and Peter Lawson, piano), Ex Cathedra, The BBC Singers, Young Voices in Concert, The Tony Hadley Band and jazz pianist Jason Rebello.
Alongside performing, Simone is an experienced adjudicator of percussion events, brass and wind band contests and general music competitions. She has been invited to judge at the highest level including for the Royal Academy of Music, BBC Young Musician of the Year, National Concert Band Finals and National Brass Championships for New Zealand, Australia, USA and Switzerland.
Simone is frequently asked to present concerts and talks/lectures featuring all aspects of playing percussion and she works as a presenter at numerous events including the European Brass Band Championships, National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and RNCM Festival of Brass.
Simone is a solo artist and endorsee for Yamaha Music, Sabian Cymbals and Mike Balter Mallets.