Royal Marines Association Concert Band

Next Concert…


Berry Theatre, Hedge End

3.00pm Sunday 10 November


Welcome and thank you for visiting the Royal Marines Association Concert Band website. Discover more about the former Royal Marines musicians who joined together to form this band in April 2006 by clicking the History of the Band tab above.

Since our very first public performance at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Lympstone Devon in September of 2006, we have been actively engaged in performing at least two concerts a month. In this time we have gained a considerable following wherever we play, and have since become one of the most sought after military bands in the country!

Lt Col Chris Davis OBE BA MMus DMA LRAM RM is the Band’s fourth Music Director.

Chris had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Marines Band Service between 1975 and 2009 eventually reaching the top appointment in 2002, Principal Director of Music. During his last two years of service he was also the senior Director of Music of the Armed Forces.

We were particularly pleased to welcome Chris to our Band not least because in 2005 he was a member of the Corps’ committee which authorised the establishment of the RMA Band chiefly for the benefit of former Royal Marines musicians. He brings to the appointment considerable experience as a talented musician and administrator. Chris’ career summary can be found under ‘About The Band‘ on this website.

If you would like to hire the Royal Marines Association Concert Band please fill out the enquiry form below.

Hire The Royal Marines Association Concert Band

Number of musicians: The concert band can be anything from 25 up to 50 musicians.
Performances: Usual format is 2 X 45 minute sets but we are willing to discuss your specific requirements.
Instrumentation: Standard Military Band of woodwind, brass, & percussion.
Repertoire: Traditional Marches, Overtures, Classical, West End Shows, Jazz, Big Band, through to modern day.

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Just a quick note to thank The Royal Marines Association Concert Band for an excellent evening last Thursday.  There were lots of words of praise from the guests who attended and it looked as if everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.
Sharon Spencer
Membership Secretary
Friends of the Royal Marines Museum