Marching band to celebrate 30 years of performances

Burgess Hill Marching Youth
Burgess Hill Marching Youth

As the Burgess Hill Marching Youth (BHMY) celebrate their 30th year of performing and entertaining the public, Leaders have embarked upon organising a military tattoo called ’30 Years On’.

The tattoo will take place at the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill on Saturday, October 1. Doors will be open from 6.15pm.

While a celebration for the 30th Anniversary of BHMY, the event will showcase a variety of performances from marching bands and massed groups, culminating in a massed finale conducted by director of music Ross Hunt, WO1 Royal Marines School of Music.

The cast of the tattoo is already working hard to put on an impressive performance.

Cast members have been chosen from all over the country and represents the history of the band – featuring bands and individuals that have performed with BHMY members over the past 30 years and more.

Founded in 1986 as a bugle band inspired by the Light Infantry, the Burgess Hill Marching Youth has evolved from its early days, and now includes a chromatic brass and woodwind section.

The band is growing in numbers; both young people and adults wish to be involved in its rewarding work.

BHMY has a very supportive group of parents who help with fundraising, uniform ordering/fittings/washing, PR, safety on parades – the list is endless.

The Burgess Hill District Lions Club has been involved with supporting the band for many years, and has made this official by adopting the band under the ‘Adopt A Youth Club Scheme’.

In order to thank the club members for this continued help and mentoring, BHMY performs at Lions’ events. This tattoo is also the band’s way of giving something back to the Lions Club and local community.