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RM Band Portsmouth

Together with the rest of the Royal Marines Band Service, the master musicians of RM Band Portsmouth use their talents to raise troop morale, support international diplomacy and pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2 instruments
Minimum number band members are required to play

The first time Royal Marines Drummers are mentioned in official papers

5 bands

In the Royal Marines Band Service

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Current operation

Royal Marines Band Service

United Kingdom

Previous deployment

Royal Marines Band Service

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RM Band Portsmouth’s role

RM Band Portsmouth have been known as ‘The Royal Band’ since 1903, when King Edward VII appointed them the Royal Yacht Band – and these versatile and talented musicians more than live up to their regal moniker.

As one of the oldest of the five bands that make up the Royal Marines Band Service, the members of RM Band Portsmouth have provided music at some truly iconic events, including the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Mountbatten Festival of Music and the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002.

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