DEAL BANDSTAND

Royal Marines Memorial Concert

Sunday 9th July 2023 at 3pm

We look forward to welcoming The Band of HM Royal Marines back to Deal for the annual memorial concert and rededication at the Deal Memorial Bandstand on Sunday 9th July.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to outline how we use the donations and sponsorship we receive.

We are grateful for your generous donations because the cost to the Bandstand of hosting the 2022 Royal Marines Concert was £15,895. This included hiring of items such as TV screens, generator, temporary toilets, as well as providing security, road closures and first aid.

We are pleased to say that the income generated by that concert amounted to £18,858 which included donations, sponsorship and grants.
Audience donations on the day totaled £12,658.

Income received enables us to repair and maintain the Bandstand. At the end of the summer the Bandstand spent £7,000 on maintenance to protect it from the weather and ensure it remains in good order for next year. A grant from Dover District Council contributed towards this maintenance.

We also feel it important to clarify some ‘myths’ around funding for the Bandstand:

Lastly, with thanks to Ad Vision TV you can watch the 2022 Royal Marines Memorial concert again - it is now available on you tube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yw8avsD1fc&t=109s

Below are a selection of photographs, taken by Reece Jaconelli & Chris Mansfield - who we thank for taking these great shots of the fantastic day!