A COMMEMORATIVE concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is set to take place.

The concert will be held at The Monastery, Manchester, between 2pm and 5pm on June 10.

During the afternoon, special performances will be featured from The Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Lancashire, and The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards Association, Manchester.

The bands will play a carefully selected programme including a wide range of music, from military to well known musical classics.

All money raised from the event will go to The Fusilier Museum, Bury, to support running costs.

Ian Sandiford, museum trustee and event organiser, said: "We wanted to do something special to mark the 50th anniversary of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, as well as raise valuable funds for the museum — so a unique music concert seemed the most fitting.

"The event promises to be a musical spectacular and is a must for any band or military music fan to attend.

"We are all looking forward to hearing the sounds of both the band and the pipes whilst enjoying the magnificent surroundings of the iconic Monastery also."

The concert will be attended by the Colonel of the regiment, Major General Paul Nanson CBE, and Vice-Lord Lieutenant Mr Paul Griffiths DL, representing the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.

British Army Director of Music Lt Col Kevin Roberts, who was musical director for the Trooping of the Colour and The Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, will also be guest conductor for several pieces in the programme.

Tickets priced £20 are available from the reception desk at The Fusilier Museum or by calling 0161 7638950.

For more information visit www.fusiliermuseum.com