State Ceremonial Musicians
of the Household Division
The State Ceremonial Music of the Bands of the Household Division has a long and prestigious history - the bands are an iconic part of British national heritage.
The State Ceremonial Musicians (SCM) 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, 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 British Army Music, the State Ceremonial Musicians of the Household Division each serve in one of 6 Regimental Bands or in the string orchestra: 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, and the Countess of Wessexâ€™s String Orchestra.
The 6 regiments and the string orchestra, which together form the Household Division, have a long and proud history; 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.
You are cordially invited to become a Friend of State Ceremonial Musicians of the Household Division. The benefits of becoming a friend will include:
- A Quarterly Newsletter in June, September, December and March
- 50% off SCM CD Purchases (excl. Postage & Packaging)
- Advance notice of State Ceremonial Music Recitals
- Advance notice of State Ceremonial Music ConcertsÂ including priority booking on some performances
The first quarterly newsletter wasÂ released on Saturday 5th June 2021. This edition featuredÂ an exclusive interview with Lieutenant Colonel S N Haw MBE, Commanding Officer Household Division Bands, with an in-depth conversation about commanding the bands of the Household Division and composing music for key anniversaries and state occasions.