Location:Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Ave, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK
0715 sharp, Coach LEAVES the band Room.
0900 Band arrives by coach at Westminster Central Hall. Unload into Hall and set up 0940 Form up on edge of Ambrosden Avenue outside Cathedral Hall to play marches 0950 Opening ceremony, on cue, play English N. Anthem followed by Maltese N. Anth. 1000 Culture Fair opens inside Hall, band takes to the stage.
10.15 -11.00 Play first set
11.00 -11.15 Rest
11.15 -12.00 Play second set
12.15 -13.00 Band lunch break, Maltese free packed lunches to be provided on stage 13.00 -14.00 Play last set
14.00 – Band prepares for afternoon ceremony. Leave inside the Hall on stage ONLY what you need with you for the ceremony. Everything else to be loaded on to the coach. 14.15 Band rest break, stay in Hall or adjourn to nearby pubs/shops/Mass in Cathedral 15.45 Band meets up in Hall to collect instruments and then form up in stage formation in Piazza in front of Cathedral. (If the weather is bad we will wait in the Hall for the congregation to leave the Cathedral and join us back in the hall – either to wait for the rain to stop or to fast forward to the Closing Ceremony, see below.)
16.00 Play Fanfare: Festivamente for statue of Lady of Victories as it emerges from the Cathedral after the Mass. After Fanfare play three songs/hymn accompanying choir: Tislima Lil Madonna Tal Grazzji (Marian Anthem) and Innu Malti (Maltese Nat. Anthem)
Please pay careful attention to find out what is happening at this stage.
1730 Coach pick up nearby.
1845 Coach arrives at band room.