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The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment

We are one of nineteen Army Reserve Bands nationally.  We are established for thirty-five musicians who are volunteers drawn from across Yorkshire and the north of England.  A number of band members have served in the Regular Army but we are keen to recruit musicians looking to perform on a paid spare-time basis and develop their military musical skills.


The Yorkshire Regiment has a large number of musical pieces associated with its long history. Most notably the Regimental Quick March - Ca Ira - the only piece of music to have been won 'in action', when the 14th Regiment of Foot struck up the French revolutionary song to then defeat the old enemy at the battle of Famars in 1793.

  • "Ca Ira" - The Regimental Quick March
  • "The Duke of York" - The Regimental Slow March
  • "Yorkshire Lass" - Quick March
  • "Bonnie English Rose" - Quick March
  • "The Wellesley" - Quick March
  • "On Ilkley Moor" - Quick March
  • "God Bless The Prince of Wales" - Slow March
  • "Maria Theresa" - Slow March
  • "Destiny" - Slow March
  • "The Duchess of Kent" - Slow March
  • The Green Howards' Funeral March" - The Regimental Funeral March


The band performs in a variety of military and public events across our Regimental footprint of Yorkshire and the North of England. These include a wide variety of musical groups for every occasion including Marching Band, Concert Band, Mess/Dinner Band, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Woodwind Group, Fanfare Team and Trombone Quartet.


We meet weekly for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, spending the majority of its time improving their skills and musical diversity whether it is in the wind band or one of their many ensembles. In the interests of the band’s performance, it is expected that enlisted musicians attend as many rehearsals as possible, but understands that all musicians have to balance their work and family life.

The music, often varies from in-depth rehearsals for forthcoming engagements, to sight-reading; whatever form takes, it ensures that all its musicians are employed and working toward an achievable goal.

You will be part of a professional team - and an excellent Regimental Band. This is your chance to further your musicianship and take part in a whole new world of adventure.


The band is able to provide a wide variety of musical groups for every occasion including Marching Band, Concert Band, Mess/Dinner Band, Brass Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Woodwind Group, Fanfare Team and Trombone Quartet

The band is very busy and always in demand, whether it is on the concert platform or on parade as a marching band. The band has also played on many occasions for our own Royal Family, in particular His Royal Highness The Duke of York, our Regimental Colonel-in-Chief.

Marching Band

The Band performs marching displays for the most diverse of functions. They perform extensively for military occasions but are also often seen at civilian events.

Concert Band

The concert band is extremely popular with audiences of all ages and they pride themselves on the entertaining and diverse programme of music they present whenever they appear on the concert platform.

Mess/Dinner Band

The Mess/Dinner Band is a smaller formation of the concert band.  They are able to provide a similar sound to the concert band performing a lighter programme of music.

Fanfare Team

The Band of The Yorkshire Regiment has a Fanfare Team to grace any formal or ceremonial occasion. With a versatile formation they are popular for both military and public events.

Brass Quintet

This experienced group of musicians is formed from the brass section and performs a diverse repertoire.  The Brass Quintet often performs at garden parties, weddings, dinner nights and memorial services.

Saxophone Ensemble

The Saxophone Quartet has a wide range of music from renaissance, classical, modern to jazz music. Equally at home providing support to regimental mess dinners or cocktail parties, the group gives a lift to any occasion.

Trombone Quartet

The Trombone Quartet has an extensive repertoire to suit all occasions and often provides a unique feature to any event.

Woodwind Quintet

The Woodwind Quintet offers a viable alternative to the traditional string quartet and brass quintet as the subtle characteristics of the ensemble provide music of a more delicate nature ideal for the background of a dinner or cocktail party.

Regimental Band - Contact Details

If you are interested in enquiring about vacancies in the band, E-mail us on 4YORKS-Band-Recruiter@mod.uk or contact our full-time Permanent Staff Instructor (PSI) Monday-Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. Alternatively, contact the Director of Music (DoM) on our weekly Wednesday evening Training Night, between 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

Telephone: (01484) 425492

Email: 4YORKS-Band-PSI@mod.uk

Army Reserve Centre
St Paul's Street

Band Bookings - Regional Command Tasking Cell

To enquire about booking an Army Reserve Band, first contact the relevant band before making a booking. Requests should normally be submitted 6-9 months in advance, longer notice if overseas. All engagement requests should be submitted using the Tri-Service request for service band musical support form available on the right of this page. For engagement requests inside London, please visit the CAMUS pages.

Telephone: (01252) 789 7376 / 375 / 530

Email: RC-OpsEngt-Bands-0Mailbox@mod.uk

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