Last Night of the Proms: The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada
May 4, 2018
We are proud to welcome The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada as our special guests for our rousing Proms concert and 2017/18 season finale on Saturday, May 26!
The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada is the oldest permanently organized band in the Canadian Forces. Based at Fort York in Toronto, the Band has continued to serve its country, province, and city in many different roles throughout the world since its formation in 1863.
The Regiment evolved from the 10th Royal Grenadiers and thus inherits traditions of the British Army. Queen Victoria authorized the Regiment to wear the scarlet uniform of the Brigade of Guards on all ceremonial occasions. Today the Regiment is a reserve unit in 32 Brigade and an active part of the Canadian Armed Forces.
- Ringing in Canada’s 150th birthday at Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General in Ottawa, on July 1, 2017 in the presence of Their Excellencies The Rt. Hon. David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales (our Colonel-in-Chief) and The Duchess of Cornwall.
- Performances for HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, HRH The Princess Royal, and HRH the Duke of York.
- International appearances have included: performances for the United Nations in Cyprus; the Military Musical Pageant, held at Wembley Stadium, in London, England; a command performance for our Colonel-In-Chief Prince Charles, Prince of Wales in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace; and, being selected as the official band to accompany the veterans and the official party to the United Kingdom and France to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the raid on Dieppe August 19, 1942.
A complete history of the regimental band can be found here.