Marching Bands UK connects together all styles of bands across the musical spectrum. It’s been a roller coaster that has increasingly made the whole UK activity look towards the future and plan strategically. No one would have thought that this voluntary independent information Network had all the answers or indeed has changed perceptions dramatically, but it has begun a process that can only be beneficial to the whole UK activity.
Helping to raise public awareness towards the banding movement is making a difference. Enthusiasts worried about the activity’s future always say we need more promotion towards performing arts, but what we really need so that our activity survives and prospers, as we have clearly shown, is for bands to get out into the public domain and show others what they are about. Marching Bands UK provides an independent platform and as one of the most popular pages here in the UK, continues to promote this unique activity nationally and locally.
Bands are an important part of our cultural heritage and they come in wide ranging formats and styles, from traditional parade units to interpretive bands that integrate carefully designed manoeuvres as well as costumed dance into their arena shows Based in local communities, bands involve and represent their local areas, supporting social cohesion and strengthening community identity.