The Heroes Band
About The Heroes Band
In the autumn of 2013 David Smart approached the Help for Heroes Charity with a view to creating a ‘military’ style band to assist with the fund raising activities of the charity. The purpose of the Help for Heroes charity is to deliver an enduring national network of support for the UK’s wounded service men and women and their families. The charity assists them by inspiring and enabling those who have made sacrifices on the behalf of the people of the UK and its allies to achieve their full potential. That meeting was very successful and to that end, in January 2014 ‘The Heroes Band’ was formed. The band is based and rehearses weekly within the City of London. Already the band has received global recognition of its existence and support via social networking sites for the work it does. The band has performed concerts in London, drawing large audiences and praise at their performances, including the Royal Festival Hall at its ‘Festival of Love’ and further afield at the Annual Remembrance Banquet in Worcester Guildhall, where the guest of honour was the Falklands veteran, Simon Weston OBE. In February 2015 the band was awarded ‘Charitable’ status by the Charities commission and in addition, in April of 2015, the Band welcomed Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, Principal Director of Music of the Royal Air Force Music Services as the first Band President. Since its formation the band has received recognition and acclaim for the high standard of performance from all over the world. The Band has performed with Soprano Susan Parkes, also at Worcester Guildhall, as well as Field Day and recently appeared on stage at Sadlers Wells in the UK premier of the play "En Avant: Marche!". In July 2016 the band returned from a successful tour in Northern Italy.