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The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Friday 1st February
The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals was officially formed on 29th August 1938. Formed from the 1st Division Telegraph Battalion, Royal Engineers, and was based in Catterick, North Yorkshire, moving again in the 1970's, to the outskirts of Blandford Forum in Dorset, where it remained until 2014.
The band today is very different. In 2014 the band was transformed, and is now one of three new brass band capabilities in the Corps of Army Music and has moved to the West Midlands based at RAF Cosford.
Music in the British Army contributes to the moral component of fighting power by supporting the ethos, tradition and identity of our personnel. Military music sustains support for soldiers at home, on operations and is a means of UK Defence Diplomacy influence around the globe. The band is regularly tasked to support Community Engagement and recruiting initiatives. We are the public face of the Armed Forces and can be seen regularly marching through the streets, performing in concert halls, Beating Retreats and performing in State Ceremonial occasions when needed. As part of its wider commitment to the Army, the Band has travelled extensively; past tours include the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and various locations across Europe. More recently the Band has enjoyed tours to Cyprus, Gibraltar, Jordan, Germany and Afghanistan.
Due to free admission tickets can only be booked at the Box Office