The Band of the Royal Military College of Canada
The Band of the Royal Military College of Canada was founded in 1953. Starting as a Bagpipe and Highland ensemble, it has since grown to include a Brass and Reed Section, a Choir, and a section of Highland Dancers. The RMC Band is now one of the largest voluntary bands in the Canadian Forces.
Professional military musicians provide most of the musical instruction to the Cadets. Much of the Band organisation and administration is carried out by Officer Cadets in their third and fourth years; the Cadet Wing Band Officer, his deputy and five section heads are all under the guidance of the Band Officer.
The RMC Band plays a very active and important roll in the College life, providing the music for all parades and military functions. The Band has gained wide popularity through its participation in various public performances, shows, and parades such as the Oktoberfest in Kitchener-Waterloo, the annual charity concert at the Kingston Grand Theatre, the Vanier Cup at the Skydome and various other performances in our immediate geographical area. The Band has also helped reinforce the College's proud reputation across North America by travelling to places such as The United States Military Academy at West Point, The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and even Disney World in Florida.
In addition to carrying the normal heavy course load of full-time university programs and military athletics, the Officer Cadets in the Band devote many free hours to practices and rehearsals. Through their continued efforts and talents, they are directly responsible for the Band's solid musical reputation.
|RMC Band Officer: MWO Reedy||(613) 541-6000, ext 6262|
|RMC Bandmaster: WO Norris||(613) 541-6000, ext 6289|