Following months of planning and fundraising efforts, the Marquis of Granby Junior Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps traveled to Scotland this summer. Everyone had a great time.
The youth corps, accompanied by family and friends, arrived in Edinburgh early in August. The city of Edinburgh is filled with history, culture and great food. The group took in the historic sights along the Royal Mile, visited the Palace of Holyroodhouse, braved the Edinburgh vaults and hiked Edinburgh’s extinct volcano. Leaving the city, the travelers witnessed the beauty of the Highlands with their hills and legendary lochs. They soaked up the cultural experiences of truly ancient castles. After a short visit to Glasgow, the group attended the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo—a global gathering showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe. And finally, the corps offered its own talents as it performed in the West Parliament Square of the St. Giles cathedral as one of the acts of the internationally known Festival Fringe. This was one of those exceptional lifetime experiences for the kids, certainly never to be forgotten.
Now everyone has returned home and it’s back to business. The corps will be ending its summer by participating in the annual Westbrook Muster. The corps’ schedule continues into the fall with a number of commitments on the calendar. Check out MarquisofGranby.org to see upcoming performances.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this organization where youth age 9 through 21 come together to play an important role in continuing historical and musical traditions, to learn and play music and to enjoy real camaraderie, consider attending our Open House this fall.
Thank you to all who have supported The Marquis of Granby and especially for the continued support of the Granby Community Fund.