RAN Band Melbourne

RAN Band Melbourne performing their monthly Soundwaves concert at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
RAN Band Melbourne performing their monthly Soundwaves concert at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne is based at HMAS Cerberus, Westernport, Victoria. The Band consists of 33 full-time members under the musical direction of Lieutenant Andrew Stokes, and is complemented by a number of Naval Reserve Musicians as required.

RAN Band Melbourne provides musical support for Navy ceremonies, events and deployments, and is a highly professional public relations asset to the Royal Australian Navy.

All members of the Band perform in the Parade Band and Concert Band with the majority also performing in a variety of smaller ensembles including Big Band, Jazz Group, Rock Band and Brass or Wind Quintets.

In addition to supporting ceremonial occasions, RAN Band Melbourne also performs at many public events throughout Melbourne and Victoria, including school concerts, community music festivals, local commemorative services and large sporting events.

In short, RAN Band Melbourne is an extremely versatile group of talented musicians who are proud to serve the nation in the finest traditions of the Royal Australian Navy Band.

Petty Officer Musician Brett Donovan leads members of Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.
Petty Officer Musician Brett Donovan leads members of Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.