On Sunday 13th November, the band led the Walsall Remembrance Parade in the morning and the Walsall Wood Parade in the afternoon.
Leading remembrance parades is the most significant event in any band’s calendar. The Staffordshire Band has been leading the annual parade in Walsall town centre for over 50 years and we take great pride in contributing to this special day.
The people of Walsall gathered in the town centre to watch the parade and service, and the town fell silent at 11am, participating in a two minutes’ silence in memory of those who gave their lives and fought bravely in conflict.
The parade featured representatives from 159 Theatre Support Company, Cheshire Regiment Association, Mercian Volunteers Regimental Association, 196 (Walsall) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Walsall Sea Cadets, Queen Mary’s Grammar School Combined Cadet Force and various uniformed youth organisations.
As part of the the Walsall Wood Parade in the afternoon, the band assembled at the old Oak Park Leisure Centre car park and led the march to St John’s Church, where the intimate service of remembrance took place.