As the two-day vigil comes to a close, we will assemble in front of Lichfield Cathedral for the public farewell ceremony, wearing yellow ribbons.
At approximately 3.45pm, we will lead the cortège procession while drumming, and the family has asked for a joyous and celebratory mood to remember Stephen's relentlessly positive attitude.
We will be joined by Mike Dolbear, drum co-ordinator for the UEFA Champions League Final 2013 Opening Ceremony, the event that saw Stephen drumming to a crowd of 90,000 people.
Mike will carry and drum on an original Bayern München shield from the UEFA Champions League Final, as this was the instrument Stephen used in the performance.
We feel incredibly honoured to have been asked by the family and the Teenage Cancer Trust to partake in Stephen's farewell ceremony, and we are painting our website yellow to show our support.
The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.
Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.
The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.
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