Drumming up martial music

International Military Band Concert takes place at Chandos Pattison Auditorium.

The 26th International Military Band Concert takes place May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 168 St.

The event will feature 75 musicians from six professional military bands, with musical selections that include marches written during Queen Victoria’s reign, music of the Beatles and contemporary compositions for wind instruments.

For 20 years, the concert was held in Olympia Concert, but in 2010, the location depend on the host band. This year’s host is Vancouver’s 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. Tickets, $10-20, are available at picatic.com/imbc

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