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Welsh Guards Band

Welsh Guards Band

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 - September 2020

 

Director of Music:

Major S Halliday

 

Bandmaster:

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

 

Oboe:

Musician J Graham

 

Clarinets:

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

 

Saxophones:

Lance Corporal S Shepherd (Principal)

Colour Sergeant C Blue

Lance Sergeant A Wilcox

Lance Corporal E Austwick

Lance Corporal O Oyeniran

 

Bassoons:

Lance Corporal E Libby (Principal)

Musician J Cox

 

Horns:

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

  

Trombones:

Sergeant A Mercer (Principal)

Lance Sergeant P Gurney

Lance Corporal A Hirst

Musician E Watson

 

Bass Trombones:

Sergeant L Fomes

Lance Corporal J Lockwood

 

Euphoniums:

Colour Sergeant M Holt (Principal)

Musician S Bucknell

 

Tubas:

Lance Sergeant R Wing (Principal)

Lance Corporal G Elder

Lance Corporal M Howard

 

String Bass:

Lance Corporal A Birkett

 

Percussion:

Colour Sergeant J Smout (Principal)

Lance Sergeant R Elder

Lance Sergeant R Cole

Musician A Herman

 

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