Topic: Royal Australian Navy Band

RAN Band to set tone for Remembrance

Published on by LSMUSN Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (author)

In front of the RAN Band  - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs. (photo: )

In front of the RAN Band - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs.

The Royal Australian Navy Band will perform two special concerts commemorating Remembrance Day.

Invictus opening accompanied by the best of ADF music

Published on by LEUT David Coit (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

LCDR Steven Stanke (seated, centre) may have operated in the shadow of Prince Harry, but he played an important role in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony. (photo: Department of Defence)

LCDR Steven Stanke (seated, centre) may have operated in the shadow of Prince Harry, but he played an important role in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony.

The Royal Australian Navy Band has played a significant role in the opening ceremony of the fourth Invictus Games.

Navy musician lands trip to the centre

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), CAPT Michel de Jonge (photographer), PTE Susan Touch (photographer)

Members of the Australian Army Band Australia and AB MUSN Labozzetta in Yalata, South Australia. (photo: CAPT Michel de Jonge)

Members of the Australian Army Band Australia and AB MUSN Labozzetta in Yalata, South Australia.

A Royal Australian Navy musician has ventured in the opposite direction to the ocean to represent Navy in rural Australia.

Navy Community Engagement brings music to the Red Centre

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (photographer)

Navy Band members interact with students prior to conducting a performance for the entire school. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Band members interact with students prior to conducting a performance for the entire school.

Navy musicians have brought music to the Red Centre, visiting Yirara College in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The College is an Indigenous Boarding School encompassing students from remote areas of Australia.

Perth policeman is on the Navy beat

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band drummer, Able Seaman Musician Nathan Hicks, with his band mates in HMAS Adelaide during Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy Band drummer, Able Seaman Musician Nathan Hicks, with his band mates in HMAS Adelaide during Exercise RIMPAC 18.

For 14 years Nathan Hicks has worked both as an officer in the Western Australia Police Force and a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

RAN Band strikes a chord at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey H (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Musicians perform as part of the Rim of the Pacific Band during a performance at Fort Derussey park, Waikiki. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy Musicians perform as part of the Rim of the Pacific Band during a performance at Fort Derussey park, Waikiki.

A detachment of the RAN Band has shared its skills with other nations and audiences across Hawaii during the world’s largest international maritime exercise.

Navy parade at Brighton Jetty Classic

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Navy Headquarters South Australia Command Staff marching with the Marilyns at the Brighton Jetty Classic. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Headquarters South Australia Command Staff marching with the Marilyns at the Brighton Jetty Classic.

Navy has provided strong support at South Australia’s largest open water swim event as attendees enjoyed a fast and fun day in the sun.

Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

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?