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The Household Division Beating Retreat, a traditional musical extravaganza, showcases the very best of British military music, ceremonial and pageantry in the heart of London. Stirring music, precision drill, horsemanship, cannon fire, lights and fireworks combine in an unforgettable evening.
This year’s Beating Retreat – Summon the Heroes – is a patriotic celebration of British Army endeavour found in individual courage in the face of adversity, exploration and discovery and in sporting excellence.
Set on the historic Horse Guards Parade, against the magnificent backdrop of St James’s Park, The Massed Bands of The Foot Guards supported by The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry, The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards, The Drums and Pipes of the Irish Guards, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Royal Canadian Artillery Band, The Band of The Mercian Regiment and The Royal Choral Society perform a programme of rousing military and contemporary music.
Last updated: February, 2017