Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust

In Memory of 11 Royal Marines Musicians

Concert Season

The Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust provide a series of concerts.

Please be advised that we have taken the decision to cancel our Sunday concerts during May, June and July 2020
We will update you as soon as possible concerning future concerts for the 2020 season here on our website and on social media. 

Our concert page has details of the dates for each concert during August and September 2020.

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In Memory

On 22nd September 1989 the IRA exploded a bomb at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal that killed 11 Musicians and seriously injured 11 more.

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RM Concert

The Chairman and the Trustees of the Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust have received communication from the Band of HM Royal Marines that due to the Covid-19 pandemic a decision has been made to cancel the Annual Memorial Concert. As disappointing as this is for the Trust, the Band Service and those of you that attend year after year we do hope that you understand why this decision has been taken.

We will look forward to the return of the Band of HM Royal Marines to Deal in 2021.

As soon as we can advise on that date, we will publish it on our website and social media.

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the bandstand soon.

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Committee Members

The Trust is managed by a Board of 4 unpaid Trustees and a Committee of 14 volunteers, each of who bring significant experience and expertise to assure the competent governance of the charity.

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The History Of The Bandstand

This video remembers the 30th Anniversary of the Deal Barracks bombing, which saw 11 Royal Marines musicians killed when an IRA bomb exploded in the rest area of the Staff Band. Join Musician George Gissing, as he discovers the special relationship the Royal Marines have with the town of Deal in rememberance of this day. 

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss something with us, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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Please help to support our Charity

We rely entirely on public donations as we are a non profit organisation, and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive. To find out more about how you can help to support us, or to make a donation no matter how small it may be, please click the find out more button.