Royal Marines Band Service

We are one of the world’s most versatile military bands, combining a commitment to excellence, discipline and an active life supporting the Naval Service.

Even before the days of Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada, music has played a key role in our military. Keeping units marching in step, boosting morale and performing at ceremonial or state occasions. To this day, we still maintain this role, combined with a vital operational function: providing military support to the Royal Marines.

What we do isn’t just for Queen and country. It’s for the effectiveness of the Royal Marines in the field, for the morale of the troops, the entertainment of the public – and the development of some of the country’s finest young musicians.

We hold a special position among military bands. Our rigorous musical training at the Royal Marines School of Music (RMSoM) in Portsmouth and our signature precision marching has seen us perform at prestigious venues and events across the UK and around the world. From the Royal Albert Hall and Horse Guards Parade in London, to the military tattoo in Basel, Switzerland, and other engagements across the globe.

When we’re called on, we set aside our instruments to provide military support on operations. As part of a medical team on board a casualty receiving ship, or supporting 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, our military role is just as vital as our musical one.

Royal Marines 354

On 28th October 2018 the Royal Marines will celebrate their 354th anniversary. 354 years of unbroken service, of protecting the Nation's security. 354 years of timeless distinction. 

354 years of the Royal Marines

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