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‘Music has been an integral part of Durham Army Cadet Force since 1919. For many years this was as a Corps of Bugles based at the home of the former 1st Durham Cadet Battalion at Londonderry Hall in South Shields. However, following the demise in 1999 of the Territorial Army's Light Infantry Burma Band, the decision was taken to expand Army Cadet Force music in the County to full Military Band status. Today the Borneo Band (based in Chester-le-Street) comprises musicians playing the full range of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Being a military band, performances are given both as a marching display and in concert mode.’

+ Band and Bugles of Durham Army Cadet Force
VISITS (to the Website)161
Also indexedBorneo Band
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)387

'The Band has currently around 30 members with the drums numbering around 20. All the members serve in a voluntary capacity and have no army reserves commitment. The uniform proudly worn is that of the regular regiment which is headquartered in the Tower of London. This friendly band welcomes any musicians prepared to commit regularly to rehearsals, parades and events and who have a minimum of Grade 5 level ability.'

+ Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
VISITS (to the Website)154
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)355
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The musicians all undertake their training at the Royal Military School of Music once selected and after an initial period of training within the Band .... They are a popular band and are always very busy. The Band has also toured to the many parts of the world and performed for both military and public events.'

+ Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas
VISITS (to the Website)147
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)368

'Encompasses talent from a mixture of ex-regular Army musicians, civilian professional musicians, music teachers and music students from the North West of England. The band performs music at many of the high-profile military events in the North West. These events can take the form of ceremonial and official parades, marching displays and concerts including smaller groups for receptions and dinners.' ALERT This Band is no longer listed by the Corps of Army Music.

+ Band of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
VISITS (to the Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)278

'Official musical band for the Regiment and attends a variety of formal, commercial and commemorative events. Highly trained musicians, they are recruited from Bandsmen and women across the Army ... Their proud presence at special Airborne occasions and commemorative events is much-prized and hugely appreciated by serving personnel, veterans, their families and the general public.'

+ Band of the Parachute Regiment
VISITS (to the Website)135
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)260

'Music has always been an integral part of military life and since its formation in 1920, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force has boasted a proud and distinguished heritage. Now based at purpose built, state of the art facilities at Royal Air Force Northolt, the Central Band continues to demonstrate its versatile and unique role. The band is at the forefront of many State Ceremonial events, from "Changing the Guard" at Buckingham Palace to the National Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph. Central Band musicians have been privileged to participate in many high-profile national events, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Royal Wedding and the 2012 London Olympics.'

+ Central Band of the Royal Air Force
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)211

‘The Corps of Army Music is the public face of the Army and supports National and Defence interests around the globe, where its specialist musical abilities cross international languages and cultures: 7x Symphonic wind bands - marching and traditional music; 2x Wind bands - marching and traditional music; 6x Multi capability bands - marching and contemporary music; 3x Brass bands - marching and traditional music; 1x String orchestra; 3x Specialist bands - modern pop music.’

+ Corps of Army Music
VISITS (to the Website)116
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)145

‘Making music for more than 200 years ... one of the oldest military bands in the country. The band has a huge repertoire of military, classical and light music and gives regular public concerts throughout the year. You can book the band for private engagements and we can help you support a charity event too. We're proud to welcome musicians of a reasonable playing standard ages 16 to 80 – come along and try us out! ... Joining the Essex Yeomanry represents a considerable investment on our part. Each uniform costs us £500 and we often have to alter clothing to fit new members. We try to avoid the pressure of formal auditions and you are welcome to join us for rehearsals although not necessarily to perform in concerts. Once you have demonstrated a commitment to us and we feel that you would be a valued member of the band, you will be formally invited to join.‘

+ Essex Yeomanry Band
VISITS (to the Website)40
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)96

‘The Band was formed in 1981 and is made up of former musicians from the seven regiments of Her Majesty's Household Division Bands namely:- The Life Guards, Blues and Royals (now the Household Cavalry Band), Grenadiers, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards Bands. The present Household Division Musicians Association Band follows a long tradition of music making by musicians from these famous regiments. Most of the members are still playing in leading London Orchestras, London Theatres, or teaching in music colleges and schools throughout the country.  The Band performs at numerous public and private engagements, most notably The Chelsea Flower Show, Eastbourne Bandstand, and at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.’ ALERT Website not accessible at Review; linked instead to Facebook Page.

+ Household Division Musicians Association Band
VISITS (to the Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)133

‘Under the command of its Principal Director of Music, Headquarters Royal Air Force Music Services administers 177 professional musicians who provide musical support for the Royal Air Force at public and military events around the world.‘

+ Royal Air Force Music Services
VISITS (to the Website)126
Also indexedRAF Music Services
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)245

‘Regarded as the world’s most versatile military music organisation, the Royal Marines Band Service is the public face of the Naval Service, playing at some of the most important ceremonial events. You’ll be playing a key role in our defence diplomacy strategy, working with our partners and performing for important dignitaries all over the world.’

+ Royal Marines Band Service
VISITS (to the Website)76
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)117

‘Seven British Army regiments serving Her Majesty ... with the unique responsibility for delivering State Ceremonial and Public Duties, primarily in London & Windsor ... State Ceremonial includes events such as The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour), State Opening of Parliament, State Visit, the national act of remembrance at the Cenotaph and bespoke events of national importance. Public Duties include mounting the Queen's Life Guards at Horse Guards, The Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and at Windsor Castle along with Guards of Honour and ceremonial Guards.’ The Bands of the seven Regiments also appear each year at a wide variety of concerts in London and other parts of the UK.

+ The Household Division Bands
VISITS (to the Website)19
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)54

'A concert band based in South Yorkshire ... The band's status and profile dictates that members must be of a suitably high standard. As a guide this should be minimum Grade VI and preferably with some experience of ensemble playing. Ex-military musicians are always welcome, however membership is open to all of suitable ability ... Members are asked to be available for as many engagements as possible, which means attendance at weekly rehearsals and events is very important and a high level of commitment is expected.'

+ Yorkshire Military Band
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)233

'Can trace its history back to 1860 when it was formed as a Volunteer Corps in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Today, the band forms an integral part of the Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association, performing throughout the UK and Europe in both concert and marching band formations.'

+ Yorkshire Volunteers Band
VISITS (to the Website)114
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)327

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