Topic: Royal Australian Navy Band
Community engagement looks different now for some members of the RAN Band Melbourne, as they trade instruments for personal protective equipment while deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
The promotion of a member is always a cause for celebration, and Leading Seaman Musician Daniel McIlvride’s promotion and commissioning to Sub Lieutenant is no exception.
Following the experience of a lively monthly ‘Soundwaves’ concert at HMAS Cerberus last year, Mr Patrick Morel was most impressed, and soon after requested a concert at the Cumberland View Retirement Village for himself and his fellow residents.
When Dan Hobson joined the Royal Australian Navy, he had no idea that 23 years later he would go from being one of the Royal Australian Navy Band’s most experienced senior sailor Musicians to a junior officer in the field of Maritime Logistics.
When the Royal Australian Navy Band first pitched the idea of an ‘In This Together’ National Reconciliation Week video, its members had no idea just how collaborative the project would become.
On a Sunday in February, the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne, together with hosts Geelong Concert Band and the students from Geelong Grammar School and Christian College Geelong, performed a concert entitled ‘All Bands on Deck’.
HMAS Canberra played a starring role in Sydney’s Australia Day celebrations as the centrepiece of the traditional Salute to Australia on Sydney Harbour.
After four years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke has handed over the Director of Music - Navy baton to Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, at Garden Island in Sydney.
Performing in Samoa recently was a career highlight for musicians from the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney, visiting with HMAS Choules as part of ADF engagement activities in the South West Pacific.
Last week, the Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney hosted a public concert in the amphitheatre at Martin Place, Sydney, with the visiting Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Training Squadron Band.