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25/03/2019

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Can anybody name the occasion for which this photograph was taken?State Trumpeters are used for occasions such as Royal ...
01/09/2018

Can anybody name the occasion for which this photograph was taken?
State Trumpeters are used for occasions such as Royal Weddings, State Visits and national events where the Royal Family are present.

All rights reserved © Gordon Turner & Alwyn W Turner 1996

04/08/2018
IMMS - UK

IMMS - UK

ROYAL TOURNAMENT 1991 - MASSED BANDS OF EVERY BRITISH CAVALRY REGIMENT - #ThrowbackThursday - Parading together for the last time at London's Earls Court in July 1991. These cavalry regiments and their bands are today represented by two full time bands: The Band of The Household Cavalry and The Band of The Royal Armoured Corps, both a part of the Corps of Army Music which was formed in 1994.

THE AGM OF THE FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM OF ARMY MUSIC WILL BE HELD AT KNELLER HALL ON SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018.As well as ...
26/07/2018

THE AGM OF THE FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM OF ARMY MUSIC WILL BE HELD AT KNELLER HALL ON SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018.

As well as the AGM, there will be an interesting talk from the retired Director of Music (DOM) of the Band of the Irish Guards, Maj Bruce Miller, who is now the DOM of The Honourable Artillery Company Band.

You will also be delighted to learn that there will be the opportunity to listen to some of our future young musicians, who are performing in concert at the end of this year's CAMUS Academy.

If you will be attending the AGM could you please contact me for further information at [email protected]

21/07/2018
Corps of Army Music

https://www.facebook.com/Corpsofarmymusic/videos/1844933108899433/

We will remember them.

The Royal Military School of Music held a memorial service today to remember members of the Blues and Royals and the Band of the 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets who lost their lives during the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings in 1982.
In a fitting tribute Last Post was sounded by a Trumpeter from The Band of The Household Cavalry and Reveille was sounded by a Bugler from The Band and Bugles of The Rifles.

We will remember them.

Photographer: WO1 S Gatfield
Video: LCpl G Ronson

UK Ministry of Defence ©️ Crown Copyright 2018.

Congratulations to all the talented Army musicians who performed the last concert of the 2018 summer season, in the grou...
19/07/2018

Congratulations to all the talented Army musicians who performed the last concert of the 2018 summer season, in the grounds of Kneller Hall, yesterday evening.
Army Music at its very best.

Our final 'Concert in the Park' is on Wednesday 18th July starting at 8 pm (doors will open at 6 pm). Come and enjoy a '...
15/07/2018

Our final 'Concert in the Park' is on Wednesday 18th July starting at 8 pm (doors will open at 6 pm). Come and enjoy a 'Last Night of the Proms' evening in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Military School of Music.

Salute to the Forces Summer Concert at Kneller Hall -  Wed 27th JunDoors open at 6 pmhttps://www.facebook.com/536926300/...
26/06/2018
Evin Frost on Twitter

Salute to the Forces
Summer Concert at Kneller Hall - Wed 27th Jun
Doors open at 6 pm

https://www.facebook.com/536926300/posts/10155542607981301/

“Rehearsals underway for tomorrow's 'Concert in the Park' at Kneller Hall. @Corpsarmymusic trainees performing and conducting, supported by @RABand1762 and @WelshGuardsBand. Come along and enjoy the weather and great setting at 8pm tomorrow to see #UKArmyMusic in action!”

Tradition at its very best.
12/06/2018

Tradition at its very best.

Over 300 musicians from the Corps took part in the Queen's Birthday Parade last Saturday. The Coldstream Guards trooped their colour to celebrate the Queen's official birthday with musical support provided by the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards and The Band of the Household Cavalry. The Royal Artillery Band entertained the crowds at the gun salute in Green Park.

UK Ministry of Defence
©Crown Copyright 2018

Congratulations, and best wishes.
09/06/2018
ITV News Royals

Congratulations, and best wishes.

"What better day to go out on than the Queen’s birthday...”

We have been chatting with the CWGC about this today. I am on a mission now, will visit the grave tomorrow and report ba...
08/06/2018
Can you solve the musical mystery on one of the Commission’s headstones?

We have been chatting with the CWGC about this today. I am on a mission now, will visit the grave tomorrow and report back......

Second Lieutenant Hugh Gordon Langton is the only casualty commemorated by the Commission with a piece of music as the personal inscription on his headstone. But what is the tune? Over the years, there has been much debate about the origin of the notes with many suggesting they could be from the Ame...

....and here is another piece of history, found at Talbot House in Poperinge.
08/06/2018

....and here is another piece of history, found at Talbot House in Poperinge.

What a fascinating piece of military history. I wonder what the equivalent would be today.
08/06/2018

What a fascinating piece of military history. I wonder what the equivalent would be today.

How many clarinets did it take to make three WWII gas masks? Eight—in the amount of zinc repurposed—according to the Conn Company, of Elkhart, Indiana. When allied victory literally became their business too, Conn ceased production of musical instruments for civilian use (August 1942 to October 1946). The Conn factory was gutted—the tools for band instruments were moved outside under tarps and into sheds and replaced with machinery to produce equipment for the U.S. Army and Navy. Materials previously used to make a single sousaphone, for example, included enough zinc for use in the building of two military motorcycles! For the war effort Conn invented and produced small vibrometers for balancing aircraft propellers; a bomb-release interval control device; and even a secret communications mechanism. Conn also consulted on U.S. military compasses, radar equipment, altimeters, and magnetic-recording applications. Musical accessories were even transformed, such as Conn’s famous Stroboconn musical-tuning device, which was adapted for testing the tuning of airplane motors! On this D-Day (June 6th) anniversary, we post this ad from the extensive Conn collection and archives at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota. nmmusd.org
#NMMUSD #VermillionSouthDakota #Conn #ConnSelmer #BrassInstruments #Elkhart #CGConn #DDay #WWII #USArmy #USNavy #USNavalHistoryBuffs #LOVermillion Conn-Selmer Inc. #IndianaHistory #WWIIHistory

Whilst looking for something online just now, I found this, and found it fascinating. Does anyone else have any knowledg...
30/05/2018
World War One Military Bands

Whilst looking for something online just now, I found this, and found it fascinating. Does anyone else have any knowledge which might help the owner of this webpage:

Being a musician I am always very pleased to see any photos of Military Bands. I’ve played in Brass Bands, Big Bands, Orchestras, Small combos and taught quite a few kids to play wind instruments. One of the biggest delights I find, is hearing and watching a military band playing. The Edinburgh M....

A proven initiative to encourage the next generation of Army musicians.
27/05/2018

A proven initiative to encourage the next generation of Army musicians.

Interested in becoming a musician in the Army?

The CAMUS Summer Academy is the perfect opportunity to experience what it's like as a military musician, with activities including rehearsals, concerts, marching and more.
Attendance is free but places are limited.
Contact the Corps Engagement Team on 020 8744 8681 or email [email protected] to register your interest today!

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Image taken on 20th May 1903 of the ceremony for the opening of Kew Bridge by King Edward V11. The Kneller Hall Band wer...
21/05/2018

Image taken on 20th May 1903 of the ceremony for the opening of Kew Bridge by King Edward V11.
The Kneller Hall Band were present and played to commemorate this opening event.

The Army musicians will be excelling at what they do so brilliantly.
20/05/2018
The Household Division

The Army musicians will be excelling at what they do so brilliantly.

A programme of rousing military and contemporary music will be performed by the finest muscians of the world renowned Bands of the Household Division.

Set on the historic Horse Guards Parade, against the magnificent backdrop of St James’s Park, The Massed Bands of The Foot Guards will be supported by The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry, The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards, The Drums and Pipes of the Irish Guards, the Corp of Drums of the Coldstream and Irish Guards, the Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Choral Society.

This year’s guests performers The Band and Pipes of the United Arab Emirates and The United States Army Europe Band and Chorus will join us in this annual event.

This year’s theme is of co-operation. Titled ‘Alliance of the Free’, Beating Retreat will have over six hundred musicans and is one of London’s must-see events.

The Household Division Beating Retreat, a traditional musical
extravaganza, showcases the very best of British military music, ceremonial and pageantry in the heart of London.

Stirring music, precision drill, horsemanship, cannon fire, lights and fireworks will combine in an unforgettable evening of music, celebrating British Army endeavour.

FLUTE RECITAL - WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2018The Friends are delighted to invite you to a forthcoming recital at Kneller Hall ...
17/05/2018

FLUTE RECITAL - WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2018

The Friends are delighted to invite you to a forthcoming recital at Kneller Hall in support of the Museum of Army Music.
'The Flute Through The Ages'
Music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras up to the present day, performed by Sgt Rachel Smith - accompanied by CSgt Chris Day on the piano.
The recital will be held in the Morris Hall, followed by a talk in the Museum at Kneller Hall on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 commencing at 6.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in attending please contact: [email protected] for further information.

A fascinating article about the founder of Kneller Hall. What a shame we don’t get a mention.
07/05/2018
Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge: Royal rebel who gave William his title

A fascinating article about the founder of Kneller Hall. What a shame we don’t get a mention.

When the Duke of Cambridge was born he was destined to be king. Later things went wrong, not least when he insisted on marrying for love. The Queen did not approve of the woman he chose — she was...

10/04/2018
The Household Division

Have you your tickets yet?

In less than two months’ time, the annual Household Division Beating Retreat extravaganza will return to the historic Horse Guards Parade in the heart of London.

On the evenings of 6th and 7th of June, the magnificent pageant of military music, precision drill will sound out from the world famous parade square, which has the beautiful St James’s Park as its backdrop.

This year’s performances will feature The Massed Bands of the Foot Guards, The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry, Pipes and Drums and Corps of Drums supported by the Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry with two visiting bands, The Band and Pipes of the United Arab Emirates and The United States Army Europe Band and Chorus, totalling more than 600 musicians.

The evening will finish in customary style with an impressive fireworks display filling the capital’s skies with explosive colour.

Invariably described as ‘truly spectacular’ ‘epic’ and ‘London at its finest’, the Household Division Beating Retreat is a unique spectacle that is not replicated anywhere else in the world. It is a premier must-see event on the London social calendar.

https://tickets.householddivision.org.uk

Unfortunately due to the snow and extremely cold weather recently, this Flute Recital had to be cancelled at the last mo...
29/03/2018

Unfortunately due to the snow and extremely cold weather recently, this Flute Recital had to be cancelled at the last moment. However, we are confident that by waiting until after Easter we will avoid this happening again.

FLUTE RECITAL RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2018

The Friends are delighted to invite you to a forthcoming recital:
'The Flute Through The Ages'
Music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras up to the present day, performed by Sgt Rachel Smith - accompanied by CSgt Chris Day on the piano.

The recital will be held in the Morris Hall, followed by a talk in the Museum at Kneller Hall on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 commencing at 6.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

If you are interested please contact: [email protected] for further information.

Legasee Educational Trust
27/03/2018

Legasee Educational Trust

Did you catch us on BBC Breakfast this morning? If not catch up on BBC iPlayer and keep an eye out for live streaming as we interview more veterans. If you or anyone you know has a story to tell, get in touch

This project is due to go live this week.
26/03/2018

This project is due to go live this week.

We’ve had a very productive day at Kneller Hall and can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to #oralhistory #CAMUS #militarybands #corpsofarmymusic #armymusic #veterans #ukarmymusic #armymusician #royalmilitaryschoolofmusic #museumofarmymusic #Knellerhall

04/03/2018

I went to see the wonderful production of ‘Iolanthe’ at ENO last night. Reading the programme, I see that Sir Arthur Sullivan’s father ‘was a military bandmaster’. Does anyone know of which band, I wonder?

21/02/2018
Legasee Educational Trust

https://www.facebook.com/theveteransvideoarchive/posts/796335567222179

Please take a look at this recent Legasee Educational Trust footage. Over the past two days veteran Army musicians have been giving interviews in the Museum at Kneller Hall. This is part of a project that has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Interviewees include:
Roger Tomlinson, Roger Swift, Len Tyler, Padre David Loftus, John Huggins and Fee Shakspeare.

A little background to what we are doing here at Kneller Hall today. We are working with the military music museum to help them celebrate 160 years of music here. We are running summer concerts and putting together educational packs for schools in the near future! For more information feel free to get in contact with us!

The Friends are delighted to invite you to a forthcoming recital:'The Flute Through The Ages' Music from the Baroque, Cl...
23/01/2018

The Friends are delighted to invite you to a forthcoming recital:

'The Flute Through The Ages'

Music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras up to the present day, performed by Sgt Rachel Smith - accompanied by CSgt Chris Day on the piano.

The recital will be held in the Morris Hall, followed by a talk in the Museum at Kneller Hall on Wednesday 28th February 2018 commencing at 6.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

If you are interested please contact: [email protected] for further information.

14/01/2018
IMMS - UK

An interesting piece of footage from the 60's.
Major Rodney Bashford and Winston Churchill were great advocates of the British Military Bands.

"REFORM THE BANDS" - Major Rodney Bashford speaking in 1969 #throwbackthursday

This will be of real interest to you. http://www.minim.ac.uk/The Royal College of Music is proud to bring together 5,000...
31/10/2017

This will be of real interest to you. http://www.minim.ac.uk/

The Royal College of Music is proud to bring together 5,000 years of musical heritage from across the country for MINIM-UK, a major new virtual museum.

Learn more about the project, led by the Royal College of Music Museum in partnership with Royal Academy of Music, Horniman Museum and Gardens & The University of Edinburgh, at bit.ly/2yeKwCj

We're proud to be part of #MINIM-UK, a new UK-wide virtual museum ! Find out more on @RCMLondon's website. Here is a small snap shot of the instruments featured from our collection.

I was in Kuradate, Akita Prefecture, Northern Japan today, visiting a samurai house and, for some reason I don’t underst...
16/10/2017

I was in Kuradate, Akita Prefecture, Northern Japan today, visiting a samurai house and, for some reason I don’t understand, they had a small museum inside dedicated to the Japanese Army, and in the 19th century case was this bugle. As I speak NO Japanese and no one here speaks any English, I can’t tell you any more than that, but I did think how interesting it was to compare with our own Waterloo bugle.....

Friends of the Museum of Army Music's cover photo
10/10/2017

Friends of the Museum of Army Music's cover photo

The Friends had a wonderful treat this evening - a recital by the Household Division Saxophone Quartet. There was an exc...
09/10/2017

The Friends had a wonderful treat this evening - a recital by the Household Division Saxophone Quartet. There was an excellent turnout in the Morris Hall, as LCpl Andy Braet introduced programme items ranging from an arrangement of a Handel favourite through to a staggeringly intricate and wonderfully performed duet for soprano and baritone saxes, performed by LCpl Braet and his wife, Musn Kim Cochrane. Together with Musn Aloysius Atwal and and CSgt Wen Gregson, they played music which spanned 300 years. The concert was very well-received, and then we all transferred to the Museum where LCpl Braet gave a short but interesting talk on the various saxophones, illustrating his words with references to the instruments in the Museum’s collection. The Friends are very grateful to the Quartet for giving of their time and enthusiasm. We have many other events in the pipeline, so keep an eye on this page for more to come!

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