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Band of the Welsh Guards

Band of the Welsh Guards


Welsh Guards Band

The Band of the Welsh Guards were formed in 1915, the same year as the Regiment. Its first instruments were presented by the City of Cardiff, enabling the band to carry out its first King’s Guard Mount on St. David’s Day in 1916.

The band had a busy start to 2020, including concerts in the Guards’ Chapel and Holy Trinity Church in Windsor. The concert in the Guards’ Chapel featured both Danny Jones, a student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and West End singer Lucie Jones. The concert was a huge success and was enjoyed by all.

In March 2020, the country went into lockdown; many of the bands working practices have changed in accordance with the Government Guidelines. In June the band's musicians, as part of the massed bands of the Household Division supported A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen and recorded the music performed. In July, the band provided musical support for the King’s Royal Hussars, in its celebration of HRH The Princess Royal as its Regimental Colonel for 50 years.

In May and August, the country marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day. The band's musicians, as part of The Orchestra of the Household Division took part in memorial performances in Buckingham Palace and on Horseguards Parade.

This summer, the Band of the Welsh Guards welcomed its newly appointed Bandmaster, Warrant Officer Class II Claire Lawrence and bade farewell to Warrant Officer Class II David Hatton to his new posting as Training Design Warrant Officer at Kneller Hall


The Regimental Band of the Welsh Guards - December 2020


Director of Music:

Major S Halliday



Warrant Officer Class II C Lawrence


Band Sergeant Major:

Warrant Officer Class II N Grimwood


Flutes / Piccolos:

Lance Sergeant M Mason (Principal)

Lance Corporal E Dann

Lance Corporal R Coetzer



Musician J Graham



Sergeant A Lightfoot (Principal)

Sergeant G Barnett

Lance Sergeant A Shellard

Lance Corporal F Armstrong

Lance Corporal D Cook

Musician L Stowell

Musician S Miles



Lance Corporal S Shepherd (Principal)

Colour Sergeant C Blue

Lance Sergeant A Wilcox

Lance Corporal E Austwick

Lance Corporal O Oyeniran



Lance Corporal E Libby (Principal)

Musician J Cox



Sergeant J Milwood (Principal)

Lance Sergeant R Lovell

Musician B Coleman

Musician R Musto


Cornets / Trumpets:

Musician G Philip (Principal)

Sergeant C Clark

Lance Sergeant M Lacey

Lance Sergeant T Ellen

Lance Corporal M Ramplin

Musician J Finney

Musician J Lawlor

Musician B Smith



Sergeant A Mercer (Principal)

Lance Sergeant P Gurney

Lance Corporal A Hirst

Musician E Watson


Bass Trombones:

Sergeant L Fomes

Lance Corporal J Lockwood



Colour Sergeant M Holt (Principal)

Musician S Bucknell



Lance Sergeant R Wing (Principal)

Lance Corporal G Elder

Lance Corporal M Howard


String Bass:

Lance Corporal A Birkett



Colour Sergeant J Smout (Principal)

Lance Sergeant R Elder

Lance Sergeant R Cole

Musician A Herman


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