Young musicians to take part in the Queen’s birthday celebrations

Patrons Lunch in The Mall SUS-160806-172102001
Patrons Lunch in The Mall SUS-160806-172102001

A band from Christ’s Hospital school will be taking part in the largest ever street party to be held in The Mall in London in honour of the Queen on Sunday.

The event is The Patron’s Lunch, a celebration of the Queen’s lifetime dedicated to the service and patronage of more than 600 charities and organisations across the UK and Commonwealth.

The event also marks the occasion of her 90th birthday.

The Mall in St James’s Park will be transformed for the street party with 10,000 guests treated to a hamper-style lunch. Most of those attending will be from the charities and organisations to whom Her Majesty gives her patronage.

The Band from Christ’s Hospital School, near Horsham, will be moving to the beat of the 90s, one of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign being represented in the parade on The Mall.

The 45 musicians, aged 13-18, will be the only school band to be part of this carnival style parade. Christ’s Hospital has enjoyed Royal patronage since its foundation in 1552.

The event will be shown on large screens setup in the nearby Royal Parks as well as being broadcast live on BBC One.