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Published 02 September 2011

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A march for Revival

Lord March to Choose a March for the Goodwood Revival

Music and marching bands have long struck a chord at the annual Goodwood Revival, which takes place this year from 16-18 September.

However, for this year this popular Revival attraction hits a new note with the world premier of a new competition-winning ‘March’ that has been composed specially for the Goodwood Revival, and will become a ‘theme March’ for the event in future years. 

Named ‘Return to Goodwood’ by Lord and Lady March, and composed by Band Corporal Richard Sharp of the Royal Marines Band (Collingwood), this new musical score was selected by Goodwood as the winner of a national competition to find a march theme that best reflected the unique atmosphere and character of the Revival. 

The ‘Return to Goodwood’ march will premier at the Revival at 11am on Saturday 17 September, with the Royal Marines Band playing this new composition for the first time on the lawns of the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation, the popular concours d’elegance for pre-1966 aircraft.  The March composer Band Corporal Richard Sharp will be present and playing his winning entry as part of the Royal Marines Band. 

The Royal Marines Band will also play at 7:30am on Revival Saturday and Sunday as the main gates to the event open, and will be present too when Goodwood pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Spitfire aircraft on Sunday 18 September.


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