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The Band of the Royal Air Force College
 
The Band of the Royal Air Force College performs at a diverse range of venues and engagements, across the UK, and in countries worldwide as representatives of the RAF and Britain. The Band performs at numerous concerts throughout the year, many in support of charities such as the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Royal Air Force Association as well as in support of the Band’s own chosen local charity.

On Parade, the Band has performed at the Edinburgh Tattoo, changing the guard at Buckingham Palace and was the first RAF Band to change the guard at Edinburgh Castle in July 2014. Battle of Britain Beat and Retreats, Sunset Marching Displays, Freedom Parades, and displays at Air and County Shows also form a major part of the Band’s programme.

The Band is very versatile and as well as the Concert and Parade Band, it breaks down in to smaller ensembles such as RAF ‘Swing Wing’, jazz group, dance band, brass and woodwind quintets/dectets and clarinet/saxophone quartets. The Band have recorded many CD’s illustrating the wide range of music performed, as well as highlighting individual talent within the Band.

As serving members of the RAF, Band personnel are required to support various operations worldwide. As such, personnel have served in countries such as Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Cyprus and The Falkland Islands in varying roles including guarding aircraft, ambulance driving, convoy commanding and passenger handling.