Royal Swedish Army Band

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The Band of the Royal Swedish Army is the largest professional military band in the Swedish Defense Forces. The establishment of 53 musicians and extensive musical versatility makes it possible to perform at most occasions, ceremonies, events, concerts and pageants. The band performs more than 200 times yearly.

The band belongs to the Regiment of Life Guards in Stockholm, and wears the uniform of the 2nd Regiment of Foot Guards Pattern 1886.

Composition The orchestra consists of: 3 flutes, 10 clarinets, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 4 saxophones, 5 horns, 8 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 3 tubas, 3 percussionists, 6 drummers and 1 contrabass.

Ensembles[edit]

The band has several ensembles available: Marching band, symphonic wind band, big band, serenade ensemble, wind octet, wind quintet and others.

Events[edit]

The Band of the Royal Swedish Army plays regularly at many events. Some of these occasions that are most famous are listed below, although this is not a comprehensive list.

State visits, Changing of the King´s Guard, The King´s birthday parade, Beating the Retreat, Veteran's Day, Royal audiences, Royal Pageants, Opening of the Parliament, National day 6.June

The Band of the Royal Swedish Army regularly performs at Swedish regiments and has been deployed with the Swedish troops in Afghanistan and Kosovo. The orchestra also performs several concerts and at other non-military events throughout Sweden and other countries such as Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland etc.

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