Stuart MarshStuart Marsh was a WO1 in the Corp of Army Music. He played the drums for the Blues and Royals for many years and was often on the Drum Horse.
Stuart Marsh – Film 1Despite being from a military family, a career in the services wasn’t top of Stuart’s agenda, until nature took its course. Stuart was a drummer before the army. He audition for the band of the Blues and Royals at Combermere Barracks Windsor and then went on to do his basic training at Pirbright. In 1991 it was a tough experience and a major change from his civilian life.
Stuart Marsh – Film 2Stuart stayed with the snare drum for 10 years before moving on to the Bass drum. He explains the differences. He goes on to detail his equestrian training at Windsor and Knightsbridge. Then it’s onto the Shire horse and learning to bang and move at the same time.
Stuart Marsh – Film 3Stuart was 18 when he did his first mounted parade in December 1992 for the final Berlin Military Tattoo. Stuart’s horse Belisarius was slightly over whelmed by the occasion. It wasn’t the only embarrassing moment Stuart had on a horse. Stuart talks about the operational role of the band.
Stuart Marsh – Film 4Stuart was posted to Sarajevo and reflects on a handover ceremony from the Italian to UK command. They also played for injured children. Stuart is proud to have played a central role at the Royal Variety Show on five occasions. He’s worked with many very well known pop stars during this time. Stuart recalls his meetings with the Queen.
Stuart Marsh – Film 5Stuart provides detail about the use of timpani drums whilst on horseback. He served with the band of the Blues and Royals for 25 years before being promoted to WO1 and moved to Kneller Hall where he has been for the last three years. Stuart talks about the future of Kneller Hall the state of military music. Thanks and best wishes Stuart.
Stuart Marsh was a WO1 in the Corp of Army Music. He played the drums for the Blues and Royals for many years and was often on the Drum Horse.