July 22, 2008

Minister Joins the Crowds for Stunning Show

Thousands of spectators once again enjoyed the splendour and colour that is the Music of the Night.

The closing night even saw Defence Secretary Des Browne in attendance and after giving leave for the cannons to be fired he joined many others dancing on the parade ground to some of the more raucous music on offer.

Staged every two years since 1992, the show has so far raised more than pounds500,000 for local and military charities.

The five-day spectacular includes fireworks, gunfire, military bands, hundreds of local singers and dancers and laser displays.

Hosted by 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, at their home in the Royal Citadel, the show boasted a 300-strong cast, a mix of new material and old favourites such as excerpts from Les Miserables, the grand finale of the 1812 Overture and Pomp and Circumstance.

It also included the Children's Field Gun Crew, made up of 50 children from Morice Town Primary School in Devonport.

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