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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

Military Band

A Full Military Marching Band

We are enormously proud to have a full Military Marching Band, incorporating a core of 28 drummers and buglers. No-one could fail to be moved by the spectacular sight and sound of its 90 members leading the school’s regular Parades.  We find that participating in the band helps pupils appreciate the value of teamwork – and gives them the chance to show off their considerable instrumental skills.

Talent and Enthusiasm

Marching Band members are recruited from Year 9 to Year 13 and selected for their talent and enthusiasm.  Our music is challenging to play, and students earn their place, rehearsing three times a week. To signify membership, the musicians have extra accoutrements on their Parade uniforms and wear a cap, distinct from the usual beret.

The Marching Band truly comes into its own on splendid occasions such as the school’s prestigious Grand Day, and has had the great honour of playing at events including the England/Argentina rugby game at Twickenham and the Police passing out Parade at Hendon.