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For the finale, a special allowance was made and Scotland the Brave was sung after the national anthem. Sunday 30 December The musicians were augmented by Waterer’s wonderful conducting of Edinburgh’s Kevock Choir for the ending of the Tattoo. Rob Ford, Canadian politician. The following year had a touch of sadness as it had been announced that the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music was soon to be disestablished.

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Lt-Col Richard Waterer OBE, MVO

Waterer’s conducting of the massed pipes and drums, brass bands and choir was the highlight of the evening. Populist Right-wing former Mayor of Toronto whose drunken antics scandalised his fellow citizens. Army officer who knocked out two Tiger tanks in Germany. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.

Then, inWaterer conducted over musicians the Band of the Highland and Lowland Guards, the band of the Royal Marines and many others in a superb and memorable climax to commemorate the passing of the century. Born in Somerset, Richard joined his local brass band before being selected for the Royal Marines Band Service, where he completed his training as a trombonist. He is survived by his second wife and two stepchildren.

In he trained as a trombonist in the Royal Marines Band Service, and was awarded rrichard Commandant General’s Certificate of Merit as the best all-round musician. More from the web.


Lt-Col Richard Waterer OBE, MVO – The Scotsman

At Portsmouth he fostered a partnership with Portsmouth University, realigned military music training to recognise civilian qualifications, and built strong links with Russian and Scandinavian bands. He was also a student in the city, and gained a master’s degree and doctorate in music from the University of Portsmouth.

He did gibdaltar superbly and with typical flair. He is survived by his wife Sue, children Simon and Jane, granddaughter Heather and his parents. Proud and mercurial Dutch football star who developed a fast-moving and fluid style of play. In he was responsible for the Mountbatten Festival at the Albert Hall, the largest musical military festival in the world.

On a special occasion attended by the Queen watersr her husband, the music was particularly rousing.

Two years later Waterer studied at Goldsmith’s College and became assistant to the principal director of music, Royal Marines. Richaed organised them with total commitment and an energy that ensured everything was checked and double-checked.

Lt Col Richard Waterer

With ear-pieces in both ears to co-ordinate a computer click-track and off-stage cues he conducted additional musicians, who were behind him, via a camera. To such occasions, Waterer brought a fine sense of theatricality alongside a keen sense of military precision.

When a weak “lip” prevented the principal trombonist from playing at a concert in London Waterer, to the conductor’s surprise, stood up and played the solo. Richard Alan Waterer was the son of the golf secretary at Shepton Mallet and displayed an early love of music, particularly the trombone and cornet, which he played in the local band. The ginraltar included Riverdance, with the corps of drums providing ever changing rhythms and the gibralttar complex stick drill yet seen.

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts. Trombonist, composer, television documentary star and loving father, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Waterer, who has died aged 56, was, for eight years, commandant of the Royal Marines School of Music, and, inwas responsible for moving the school from Deal to Portsmouth. As well as composing and playing trombone, he was a skilful organiser for such events as the Edinburgh Tattoo, the last Royal Tournament, the Queen Mother’s th Birthday Pageant and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee at Portsmouth.


Richard composed seven marches, including the Royal Salute, which was used to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh’s 25 years as Captain General, Royal Marines. Throughout, however, Waterer maintained a relaxed atmosphere and his gracious and invigorating laugh relaxed many a tense situation. It is now played regularly by all the armed services and is a popular item at brass-band concerts.

Despite this hectic career, Waterer became a recognised expert in masterminding grand military occasions. After the Irish dance troupe Riverdance accompanied by Royal Marine drummers had set the Albert Hall alight, the First Sea Lord, Sir Jock Slater of sound Scottish birthstepped on to the podium and conducted, as a saterer to the retiring commander, General Sir Robert Ross, the regimental slow wateree Preborajensky with magnificent panache.

The musical items for the Queen Mother’s pageant were a particular challenge for Waterer. He became the band’s librarian, and was band sergeant of the carrier Ark Royal when it featured in the BBC television documentary Sailor. Inhe decided to continue his trombone studies with the Royal Marines Band Service from which he passed out in with a Merit Award for best all-round musician.

He joined the band of HMS Ark Royal, which became the subject of one richadr the first fly-on-the-wall documentaries, Sailor.