British Army musicians have entertained unsuspecting passers-by with a flash mob performance in Birmingham’s City Centre.
The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals were playing It’s A Long Way To Tipperary in Victoria Square when they were joined by musicians from the Band of the King’s Division, and the tune turned to Keep the Home Fires Burning. The combined bands then played The Farm’s, All Together Now.
As the flash mob unfolded, members of the Shawbury Military Wives Choir, Cosford Military Wives Choir and the Midlands Military Community Choir joined in with a surprise sing-along.
In support of The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, there was a distinctly red theme to the unexpected event. Choir members wore something red to match their poppies.
The flash mob was made possible with funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant grant fund. The fund aims to encourage local communities and the Armed Forces Community to help and support each other.
The Corps of Army Music is the largest employer of professional musicians in the UK. Read more about what they do, and how to join the professionals, at http://www.army.mod.uk/music.