Topic: Royal Australian Navy Band

Navy Band performs for 330,000

Published on by CMDR Steve Dunning (author), Ben Crossley (photographer)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex. (photo: Ben Crossley)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex.

An estimated 330,000 people lined Adelaide streets recently to watch the annual Christmas pageant, the largest parade of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and South Australia’s traditional welcome to the festive season.

The power and the passion

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

The Royal Australian Navy band in the practise hall in Waterloo, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Royal Australian Navy band in the practise hall in Waterloo, Sydney.

It’s one of the oldest military bands in the country; they’ve performed to hundreds of thousands of people around the nation and throughout the world.  But who are the faces behind the melodies and what does it take to be a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band?

Wollongong reaffirms friendships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong's Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain James Quinn, presents Shoalhaven Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steve Hegarty, with the scroll granting HMAS Wollongong the Freedom of Entry to the city of Wollongong. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Wollongong's Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain James Quinn, presents Shoalhaven Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steve Hegarty, with the scroll granting HMAS Wollongong the Freedom of Entry to the city of Wollongong.

For the first time, the crew of HMAS Wollongong have issued a challenge in their namesake city, to exercise the rights of Freedom of Entry.

Navy walkers support community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017 (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017

Adelaide-based Royal Australian Navy personnel were out in force on a cold winter’s morning in support of the Hutt Street Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ campaign.

Conduct of joint operations hits high note

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Coit (author), Unknown (photographer)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band. (photo: Unknown)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band.

Musical cooperation between two countries could not have been stronger when two conductors shared conducting duties on stage with the Royal Australian Navy Band at the recent Maryborough Music Conference held in Queensland during early July.

Royal Australian Navy supports NSW Kids in Need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need.

Members of the public got a ‘backstage’ pass to amphibious giant, HMAS Canberra as part of the New South Wales Kids in Need fundraising event, the World’s Largest Open House recently.

Beating the drum for King Island

Published on by LSMUSN Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (author)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016.

The Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania will be representing the Australian Defence Force at King Island, off the north-west coast of Tasmania, for Anzac Day this year.

Band plays an international tune

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Band on tour in Malaysia (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Band on tour in Malaysia

It's not unusual for the Navy to deploy but it is not every day that the Royal Australian Navy band goes on an international tour.

Navy Musician takes out top spot

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMUSN Ellen Zyla (author)

Petty Officer Musician Martyn Hancock during a Royal Australian Navy Band rehearsal. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Musician Martyn Hancock during a Royal Australian Navy Band rehearsal.

A musician from the Royal Australian Navy has taken out first place in the inaugural Australian Wind Symphony Composition Competition.

Vale - CMDR Ashley William Greedy, AM, RAN (Retd)

Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Burial Service for Commander Ashley Greedy, AM, RAN (Rtd) at HMAS Cerberus Cemetery, Victoria. Commander Greedy joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Musician in 1965, retiring from full-time service in 2002 as the seventh Director of Music - Navy. He was remembered for his vibrant leadership, personal drive and strong management of the Royal Australian Navy Band through a time of great change.

Family, friends, past and present serving musicians came together recently to mark the passing of a man who left an indelible legacy for all Royal Australian Navy musicians.