Regiment performs in Colorado

  • The Royal Bermuda Regiment performed at the Long’s Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival at Estes Park, Colorado (Photograph supplied)

Musicians from the Royal Bermuda Regiment provided multiple performances as part of a three-day festival in Colorado.

The Long’s Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival at Estes Park began on Thursday and wrapped up on Saturday.

The Regiment band gave six performances, as did bands from the US Marine Corps and US Army, as well as American pipe bands and traditional Irish musicians.

Major Dwight Robinson, director of music with the Royal Bermuda Regiment, was given the honour of taking the salute by event president James Durward on Thursday night.

“I was very surprised and very humbled by Dr Durward’s kind offer, yet equally proud to stand and represent the battalion and the peoples of Bermuda on this international stage,” Mr Robinson said.

Lance Corporal Jason Sukdeo, a trombonist, said the wind instrument players struggled a little at first dealing with the mountain air.

“The air is a lot thinner and I found myself having to blow a lot more than I would usually have to in order to carry that same note,” he said.

“We struggled a bit — but certainly when it came down to performance time, we showed up.”

Lance Corporal Coshaun Evans invited the audience to join in on his 2017 soca-style release “Run Road”, which was transcribed by Corporal Sheldon Fox.