LONG queues and a quick sell-out are expected at Ulverston's Coronation Hall box office on Monday at 10am when tickets go on sale for a concert by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

Talented young musicians from Ulverston Victoria High School are to join the massed band finale on the Coro stage on Saturday, March 2, next year.

Assistant head teacher Richard Butler said the school's music department was delighted to be hosting the band once again.

"These visits have become an almost annual affair," he explained, "indeed, UVHS is the only school to be partnered with the Band Service, and we will be welcoming several former students who are now enjoying successful careers in the Marines Band Service back to the Coro."

He added: "This concert has proved to be a real spectacle in the past and tickets go on sale from the Coronation Hall box office at 10am on Monday (December 12). Last year there were big queues and they sold out very quickly)."

The first section of the concert is to feature the highly acclaimed UVHS Wind Band, whose players will be preparing for an eight-day tour to Italy in July.

Next, the Royal Marines Band - rated as the top military band in the world - will perform a set on their own including a display from the ever-popular Corps of Drums.

The final section will feature 35 of UVHS’s senior musicians joining the Marines to form a massed band, performing "some entertaining but very demanding pieces" which will have been worked on in a workshop the previous day and that afternoon.

The traditional Royal Navy and Marines conclusion will include Sunset, Rule Britannia and regimental marches.