Royal Marine Band Service

RM Band Plymouth

The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth is based at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall. The band undertakes a wide variety of ceremonial work of national importance, as well as fulfilling its main role of providing music for the ships and establishments of the RN.

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A typical week's work may include a ceremonial parade for a visiting head of state, several Beating Retreat displays for the general public, a fanfare for the opening of a new prestigious building, a concert, an evening dance and cabaret display as well as providing orchestral background music for naval dinners. All these engagements will take place at venues many miles apart. All the administration and finance are handled by specialist staff from within the band.

Musicians in the Royal Marines Band Service play at least two musical instruments, giving the band the capability of functioning as an orchestra and dance band. As professional musicians the band is expected to provide all kinds of musical ensembles and so they will also provide jazz groups, small orchestral ensembles and 'Palm Court' orchestras and can even provide solo male and female singers, German style 'Oompah' bands and pop or heavy metal groups - indeed there are very few musical combinations that the Royal Marines Band Service cannot provide.

The band performs in the knowledge that, wherever they appear they are welcomed by an appreciative audience that enjoys the sound and the spectacle for which the Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines are famous throughout the world.

Young talent and the Royal Marines Band join forces for free concert

Young talent and the Royal Marines Band join forces for free concert


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Royal Marines 354

On 28th October 2018 the Royal Marines will celebrate their 354th anniversary. 354 years of unbroken service, of protecting the Nation's security. 354 years of timeless distinction. 

354 years of the Royal Marines