Regimental Band Careers
The Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh has versatility of style and repertoire which is both unique and highly popular whether on parade as a marching band, or on the concert platform. All musicians are members of the Army Reserve.
Who are the Regimental Band of
The Royal Welsh?
The Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh is one of the very few all-brass bands within British Army Music, drawing players from the South Wales region’s rich brass band heritage and culture to its ranks. All musicians are members of the Army Reserve and commit to the Band around their civilian occupations.
The Band has a versatility of style and repertoire both on the concert platform and on parade as a marching band. It is regularly seen throughout the principality providing a wide range of public and ceremonial duties that range from supporting homecoming and freedom parades to its continued presence at the Principality Stadium performing to rugby fans Worldwide.
On many engagements, the Band is enhanced by the presence of the Corps of Drums of the 3rd Battalion the Royal Welsh who, with their own inimitable style and expertise, add the final polish to any engagement. In contrast to Bands’ blue helmets, the Corps of Drums can be easily identified by their white colonial helmets famously associated with the immortal defence of Rorke's Drift 140 years ago, which was brought to the big screen in the classic film 'Zulu'. The Bearskin caps and flash on the back of the jacket are from the Royal Welch Fusiliers, the senior of the antecedent regiments.
As well as domestic travel, the Band and Drums have also travelled extensively abroad to counties including Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Canada, Italy and Australia. Their music has entertained audiences the world over at a number of military tattoos, including the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo - the world’s largest indoor show of its type. Other notable highlights include performances in Sydney Opera House and also at the Royal Variety Performance.
The Band and Drums are very active in supporting the service charities and pride themselves on supporting all the varying service units within Wales, as well as in a variety of activities representing their Regiment, the Army and the people of Wales. They have been proud to have been selected to support the Wales National Commemoration events for World War One at the Somme and Passchendaele. In 2019 they represented Wales for the World War Two liberation events in 's-Hertogenbosch with the liberation made by the 53rd Welsh Division. The Band and Drums were awarded The Wales Armed Forces Award in November 2019 for their commitment, dedication and excellence.