On 27th June the band gave their debut performance at the iconic St John’s Smith Square in central London as guests of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony who were touring the UK. Performing to a large and very receptive audience, we performed a demanding programme featuring several underperformed works including “Demilitarised Zones” by H.K. Gruber and “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” by Joseph Horovitz. Alongside this the band’s principal euphonium, Brian le Tissier, gave a very moving performance of Astor Piazolla’s “Cafe 1930”, arranged by ex-Regent member Philip Doe. Two newer works were also included, with Liz Lane’s “Beyond the Light” and the UK premiere of Harry Weir’s “Triumph, Pleasantly”, written for the band last year. After an excellent performance by the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony both bands joined together on stage to give a rousing finale of “The Stars and Stripes”. We are grateful to our friends in Cleveland for inviting us to be a part of such a wonderful concert.