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    Queen Elizabeth II sends her Royal Scots to Tucson

    The Band of the Coldstream Guards and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards march with drums and bagpipes in hand.
    The Band of the Coldstream Guards and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards march with drums and bagpipes in hand.

    Tomorrow, for the first time at Centennial Hall, you can join the Band of the Coldstream Guards and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards for a night of music, dance, tribute and royal tradition.

    “”The audience can expect an evening full of traditional military marches and anthems with two authentic royal guards that date back at least 300 years,”” said UApresents marketing and publicity associate Mario Di Vetta in an e-mail.

    The Band of Coldstream Guards consists of a 50-member band, which provides military marches to the sounds of pipes and drums combined. They originated on the Scottish border in 1650 and continue providing service, making them the oldest regiment in the British Army.

    Their main task is to perform ceremonial duties in London and Windsor, England. There they have been able to provide guard for the opening of the parliament as well as the parade in honor of the queen’s birthday. They were also the first British band to visit North America in 1903.

    The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards along with their Highland Dancers provide the music, consisting of pipes and drums, that captures the traditional sounds of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. The dedication that these members have is obvious by their many accomplishments. The crew members have performed all over the world and have released successful albums all while performing their duties for the queen. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards was created in 1678 and is now the oldest existing cavalry of the line in the British army.

    Even if you don’t share the heritage of the Scots, Irish, English or Welsh, this event promises to entertain.

    “”This will be an opportunity for students to experience the pomp and pageantry of two of the oldest regiments in the British army,”” Di Vetta wrote.

    This event will take place tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Tickets can be purchased at any UApresents box office location. Ticket prices range from $20-50 with student, senior, group and military discounts.

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