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The Band of The Life Guards

The Band is one of two mounted bands and is part of the Corps of Army Music. It supplies music in both mounted and non mounted formats for State ceremonial events, military events and the civilian market as required.

Beating Retreat London

Tickets for this year's Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards, Central London are available to buy now.

Book now to secure the best seats.

Dates: 11 & 12 June 2014. Cost: £15-£40. Time: 8.30pm

Corps of Army Music musicians

The ceremonial side of military life is here for all to see with the Band of The Life Guards. The ceremonial gold uniforms and thigh length riding boots (jack boots), music performed on horse back, State trumpeters, the musical ride with complex musical and military precision.

The Band today has up to 35 musicians and there are many fine soloists. Most of the Band members play two instruments and the Band has a varied repertoire from Bach through to the latest 'West End' show music.


Band of The Life Guards

The Band performs at such events as:

  • State Investitures
  • Palace banquets
  • Royal Ascot
  • Lord Mayor's Show
  • Trooping the Colour
  • Household Division Beating Retreat
  • Guard Mounts at Windsor Castle, St James's Palace and Buckingham palace
  • Military Tattoos

Located close to London, the Band is ideally situated for supporting events in the capital and around the southern counties. 

This however does not restrict the band from travelling worldwide.

Join the Corps of Army Music

Are you interested in joining the Corps of Army Music for a career in music?

There are a number of  financial rewards for suitably qualified applicants.

Please feel free to contact the Bandmaster to discuss the options available.

Telephone: 0207 4142525

Email: HCMR-LGBand-BM@mod.uk

Band of The Life Guards