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State Ceremonial Music

State Ceremonial Music



The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence  


The Massed Bands of the Household Division have a long and prestigious history; the bands are an iconic part of British national heritage. 

The State Ceremonial Musicians can be routinely seen performing music for the Changing of the Guard ceremony at all the Royal Palaces and Castles, State Visits and Guards of Honour, moments of National Celebration, as well as moments of Nation Commemoration and Remembrance.

Resplendent in red tunics and bearskin caps of the Foot Guards, or the State Dress of the Household Cavalry, the Bands of the Household Division provide the very finest, most stirring and moving performances of music.

Drawn from the Royal Corps of Army Music, the State Ceremonial Musicians of the Household Division each serve in either one of 7 Regimental Bands: Grenadiers, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards of the Foot Guards Bands, the Household Cavalry Band, which includes musicians of both the Life Guards and Blues and Royals, or the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra.

The State Ceremonial Musicians of the Bands of the Household Division, work persistently to uphold that reputation of excellence and in the service of Her Majesty The Queen.


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Scarlet & Gold - Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th November

Monday 22 November 2021

The Bands of the Household Division are to return to the stage for the renowned concert series, Scarlet and Gold. On Wednesday and Thursday this week (24th & 25th) the State Ceremonial Musicians will perform live in concert at Cadogan Hall, London for the first time since November 2019.

Celebrating some of the most heart-warming music from the big screen in a magical journey across Planet Earth, on Wednesday 24 November you can dance to the beat of Riverdance and escape from London into the music of John Barry’s Out of Africa, before returning on Thursday 25th November to the most celebrated State Ceremonial Music, including the finest military marches and patriotic anthems.

To purchase tickets, please Click Here.



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