International Military Music Society UK (Founder) Branch

This is a list of events exclusively for IMMS members

Who to Contact

 Jim Davies, Branch Secretary  Amberside, Pyrford Road, Pyrford GU22 8UP or Tel:  01932 355135 or e-mail

IMMS International Event in Stockholm, Sweden

Wednesday 30 August Arrival day. Welcome desk in the lobby of Hotel Mornington in the late afternoon/early evening. Informal gathering dinner (self paid), if requested.

Thursday 31 August

Visiting the Royal Dragoon Guards Regiment.

10 00 to 10 45 - Guided tour of the barracks and stables of the Dragoon Guards.

10 45 to 11 35 - Following the Band of the Dragoon Guards (Livgardets Dragonmusikkår) preparing and leaving for the mounted march through the city, from the barracks to the Royal Palace – “Den beridna högvakten”.


Afternoon guided tour by bus through the city of Stockholm, ending at the Royal Palace of Drottningholm. Free time in the park or a self paid tour in the Palace, before 16 30.

Friday 1 September

10 30 -11 15 - Guided tour in the Royal Palace, self paid.

11 30 - Special guests reception by the Palace Commandant.

12 15 – 13 00 - Inspecting the arrival of the mounted Band of the Dragoon Guards along with Changing of the Guard ceremony.

13 00 - Walk to the Royal Army Museum directly followed by lunch at the Royal Army Museum.

14 00 to 16 00 - The IMMS meeting, coffee-break and presentations of state and military ceremonies in Sweden and Swedish military music (by Inspector of Music and member from the Swedish military music society).

16 00 – 17 00 - Presentation and guidance of the Royal Army Museum by the 1st Intendant. Evening Concert with a Swedish military Band or the IMMS Banquet.

Saturday 2 September

11 30 - Attending the ceremony by the Royal Army Museum with the Navy Band and walking along the parade to the Royal Palace.

12 15 – 13 00 - Following the arrival of Navy Band by the Royal Palace along with Changing of the Guard ceremony.


Afternoon Visiting the Royal Stables with the Royal coaches.

Evening Concert with a Swedish military Band or the IMMS Banquet.

Sunday 3 September Departure day.

An even more detailed Programme will come within the welcome packets! There may be minor changes in the Programme, but the events as such, will remain. Please note, that we will be some walking by foot. We estimate the additional costs in situ to be approximately 260 Euro.

Please contact Johanna Lundgren for more detailed info. Johanna Lundgren and Per-Eric Jansson, IMMS Country Representatives Sweden