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Thursday 23 May Updated Thursday 19 February

Hammers march on

West Ham United supporters were treated to a pre-match performance from the Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps ahead of last Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Reading.

The local band, one of the oldest independent youth marching bands in the country, performed 'Bubbles', 'Land of Hope and Glory' and 'We are West Ham's claret and blue army', as they made another appearance on the Boleyn Ground pitch following another final-day involvement last season.

Their performance formed part of the Hammers' Show Your Colours day, with supporters encouraged to turn out in claret and blue to celebrate the end of a fine season for Sam Allardyce's men.

It all added to a party atmosphere as West Ham held off a comeback from the Royals to triumph 4-2 and secure their position in the top ten of the Premier League.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO FEATURE ON THE BAND

Paul Binder, Band Director of the Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps, said: "It was great to perform at the Boleyn Ground for the last game of the season. We're from Romford, so it's our home club and we were thrilled to be on the pitch playing 'Bubbles'!

"We also played here a couple of years ago too, as well as for Jonjo Heuerman [when he completed his walk from Wembley]."

Fellow band member Mitchell Cressy added: "It's really exciting to be perfoming in front of the crowd here. Normally I come here just to watch, so to perform on the pitch is great."

Click here for more information on the Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps.

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