Two Internationally-renown Canadian Bands Appearing at the Mount
Emmitsburg, Maryland - The internationally-renown Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada, and the Pipes and Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada will appear in concert at Mount St. Mary’s University on Saturday, June 2nd. The show is open to the public – tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.
The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada is the oldest permanently organized band in the Canadian Forces. Formed in 1863, the band is based at Fort York in Toronto, Ontario. It has played for the Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, the Queen Mother, Princess Anne, and several other members of the British Royal Family.
The Regiment evolved from the 10th Royal Grenadiers. The Regiment was authorized to wear the distinctive scarlet uniform of the "Guards" on all ceremonial occasions by decree of Queen Victoria. The Royal Regiment of Canada is an active reserve unit in 32 Brigade and an integral part of the Canadian Forces. Its members presently serve in Croatia, the Middle East, Eritrea, and across Canada.
The 48th Highlanders of Canada have had pipers since the regiment was formed in 1891. Over the years the band has travelled extensively around the world. In the past they have performed at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair, The Edinburgh Tattoo and the Wembley Military Tattoo. They performed throughout Holland to mark various anniversaries for VE Day, most recently in 2000.The 48th Pipes and Drums have also played at the Toronto Maple Leafs opening hockey game since 1931.
The show will be held in Knott Arena beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Advance tickets may be bought online from May 21 – June 1, or through the Mount St. Mary’s University Ticket office at 3021-447-5700. Tickets will be available the day of the performance; the box office will open at 12:30.