September 16, 2018
The Band of The Royal Logistic Corps was formed in 1993. It delivers music across the United Kingdom representing the Royal Logistic Corps, British Army and wider Defence Engagement. They are able to produce no fewer than 12 working ensembles including a traditional marching band, big band, fanfare team, brass and saxophone ensembles, acoustic and rock groups.
The Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Band is Canada’s first professional military band, with roots tracing to The ‘B’ Battery Band of The RCA, formed in Quebec City in 1879. The RCA Band moved from Montreal to Edmonton on December 4th, 1997 and continues to represent the Canadian Armed Forces locally, across Canada, and around the world. The Band has recently participated in the 100th Anniversaries of the Battles of Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge and performed in the Changing the Guard ceremony in London, UK. They will return to London to support the Changing the Guard again in October 2018.
A typical day for The Band is filled with individual practice, rehearsals, physical training, and other duties. Primarily a wind ensemble and parade band, The RCA Band is also capable of forming various ensembles including The Rhythm Gunners (jazz band), Soul Orchestra (funk and pop), Mess Dinner Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, and Trombone Quartet. These ensembles allow The Band to perform in a wide variety of settings and musical styles.