You’re all invited to a Military Sunset Concert at the Castle of Good Hope

Round up all your family and friends, and head on down to the magnificent old Castle of Good Hope in central Cape Town on Friday 18 November 2011 and Saturday 19 November 2011, for a relaxing sunset picnic on the lawns, followed by a wonderful military music concert.

Yes, you are invited to bring along well-stocked picnic baskets and colourful picnic blankets (but please note that no alcohol is permitted), and to enjoy some munchies in a historic setting. It is a family event, so kids are very welcome too.

Unfortunately, the Cape Town Military Tattoo of 2011 (scheduled for November) had to be cancelled for operational reasons.

The Drill Squad of the WP Schools Marching Drill and Exhibition Association

Many of the military units who are involved in the Tattoo (from the initial planning and preparatory stages all the way through the actual performances to the clean-up and concluding work at the end) participated in more operational training and deployments in 2011 than they had in the previous year. This also applied to many of the key personnel.

Instead, Capetonians will be treated to a Sunset Concert at the Castle, with the SA Army Band Cape Town and the Pipes and Drums of the Cape Field Artillery, familiar and much-loved stalwarts of the Tattoo, being joined by several talented and energetic youth groups.

The Bugle and Fife Band of the St Joseph Worker Church Lads and Girls Brigade

Among these are the drill squad from the Western Province Schools Marching Drill and Exhibition Association, the bugle and fife band of the St Joseph Worker Church Lads and Girls Brigade, and the marimba dancersof the Likhwezi Arts Project.

These three groups recently performed at the Castle during the October school holidays as part of the Youth Development Program, and they were excellent! If you need further convincing, click on the hyperlinks and check out the slideshows I’ve uploaded. 🙂

The beautiful Marimba Dancers of the Likhwezi Arts Project

So this is bound to be an exciting evening’s entertainment!

Gates open at 17h30, with the Concert starting at 19h00.

Tickets cost R50 for adults, and R20 for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and children under 5 years get in free. Bookings will open at Computicket shortly.

For further information, you can contact the Defence Reserves Provincial Office Western Cape (DRPOWC) at the Castle on 021 787 1167 or email defencereserveswc @ [remove the spaces around the @]. You can download a PDF of the flyer here.

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