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THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY -

MASSED & REGIMENTAL BAND

FORMATIONS

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The Bands of the Household Cavalry can perform in a number of
different ways - as a Massed Band (for which all Band personnel
combine), or as individual Regimental Bands.

Depending upon the circumstances, they could appear in their
gold State Kit, or in the uniforms of their specific Regiments.

Trumpeters of the Band of The Life Guards - who would normally
wear red plumes on their helmets - change these to white when
playing within the Band, so as to conform.

The various Bands are:

Household Cavalry Massed Band (Mounted)

Household Cavalry Massed Band (Dismounted)

Band of The Life Guards (Mounted)

Band of The Life Guards (Dismounted)

Band of The Blues And Royals (Mounted)

Band of The Blues And Royals (Dismounted)

Massed Mounted Household Cavalry Bands

The Bands of The Life Guards and The Blues And Royals
lead the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment into Hyde Park

Dismouinted Household Cavlry Band

Household Cavalry Band in State Kit
march onto Horse Guards Parade

Dismounted Band Of The Blues And Royals

The Band of The Blues And Royals
Entering Windsor Castle

The march-out (formation) of each Regimental Mounted Band
differs from that of the Marching Band in several respects:
1.
The Director of Music and Drum Horse ride in front of the Mounted Band.
During Marching Band only, the Band Corporal Major marches in front as per
Drum Major.
2.
Tubas and euphoniums are used for the front rank as they have contact with
the horses' reins. The second rank is composed of trombones.
This is reversed for Marching Band.
3.
During Mounted Band, tenor horns are used as opposed to French horns in
Marching Band.
THE MASSED BAND OF THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY
— MOUNTED
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
DRUM HORSE
DRUM HORSE
TUBA
EUPHONIUM
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
TUBA
EUPHONIUM
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
BASS TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TENOR HORN
TENOR HORN
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
BASS TROMBONE
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
TENOR HORN
TENOR HORN
CORNET
CORNET
TENOR HORN
TENOR HORN
CORNET
ALTO SAXOPHONE
ALTO SAXOPHONE
ALTO SAXOPHONE
PICCOLO
PICCOLO
ALTO SAXOPHONE
ALTO SAXOPHONE
ALTO SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
THE MASSED BAND OF THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY
— MARCHING (DISMOUNTED)
BAND CORPORAL MAJOR
BAND CORPORAL MAJOR
BASS TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
BASS TROMBONE
TUBA
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
TUBA
TUBA
TUBA
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
CORNET
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
EUPHONIUM
CORNET
CORNET
EUPHONIUM
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CYMBALS
BASS DRUM
PICCOLO
SIDE DRUM
SIDE DRUM
PICCOLO
BASS DRUM
CYMBALS
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
ALTO SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
TENOR SAXOPHONE
TENOR SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
ALTO SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET

 

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THE BAND OF THE LIFE GUARDS — MOUNTED

Mounted Band Of The Life Guards

The march-out diagrams below show the preferred formations -
Mounted or Marching (Dismounted) based upon what
the Band consider to be ideal manning, and musical balance.

From time to time, circumstances within the Band may lead to
changes from these formations.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
DRUM HORSE

TUBA

EUPHONIUM
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
BASS TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TENOR HORN
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
TENOR HORN
TENOR HORN
CORNET
ALTO SAXOPHONE
ALTO SAXOPHONE
TENOR SAXOPHONE
PICCOLO
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
THE BAND OF THE LIFE GUARDS
— MARCHING (DISMOUNTED)

Dismounted Band Of The Life Guards

BAND CORPORAL MAJOR

BASS TROMBONE

TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TUBA
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
TUBA
CORNET
EUPHONIUM
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CYMBALS
BASS DRUM
PICCOLO
SIDE DRUM
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
ALTO SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
TENOR SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
When the Marching Band reaches its destination,
the Director of Music changes places with the Band Corporal Major,
until it is time for the return march.

 

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THE BAND OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS — MOUNTED
The march-out diagrams below show the preferred formations -
Mounted or Marching (Dismounted) based upon what the Band
consider to be ideal manning, and musical balance.

From time to time, circumstances within the Band may lead to
changes from these formations.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
DRUM HORSE

TUBA

EUPHONIUM
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
BASS TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TENOR HORN
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
TENOR HORN
TENOR HORN
CORNET
ALTO SAXOPHONE
ALTO SAXOPHONE
TENOR SAXOPHONE
PICCOLO
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
THE BAND OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS
— MARCHING (DISMOUNTED)

Dismounted Band Of The Blues And Royals

BAND CORPORAL MAJOR

BASS TROMBONE

TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TROMBONE
TUBA
EUPHONIUM
TUBA
TUBA
CORNET
EUPHONIUM
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CORNET
CYMBALS
BASS DRUM
PICCOLO
SIDE DRUM
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
FRENCH HORN
ALTO SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
TENOR SAXOPHONE
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
CLARINET
When the Marching Band reaches its destination,
the Director of Music changes places with the Band Corporal Major,
until it is time for the return march.

 

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