10 photos of the Scandinavian marching bands opening Armed Forces Day in Scarborough.

10 photos of the Scandinavian marching bands at Armed Forces Day in Scarborough

The sight and sound of Scandinavian marching bands featured again in the annual Armed Forces Day with a parade along the Foreshore which opened the programme of events last Saturday morning.

This year the Nordic school bands taking part were exclusively from the Club England Music Festival whose 50th anniversary is being celebrated in 2019. Over the decades the bands have become a familiar aspect of early summer in Scarborough with their town centre street concerts, competitions and parades. The itinerary this year also included a special concert played within the grounds of Scarborough Castle by a band from Bergen. Scarborough musician Adam Scott, 15, a pupil of St. Augustine's School, deputising as drummer at short notice for Leknes Skolekorps from Northern Norway commented, "It's been a great experience".

One of the bands marching along South Bay.

1. Scandinavian Marching Bands

One of the bands marching along South Bay.
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Family supporting the bands on the seafront.

2. Scandinavian Marching Bands

Family supporting the bands on the seafront.
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A band being led along the seafront.

3. Scandinavian Marching Bands

A band being led along the seafront.
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The clarinet section on the foreshore.

4. Scandinavian Marching Bands

The clarinet section on the foreshore.
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