RAN Band Tasmania

RAN Band Tasmania performs at the Royal Hobart Regatta festival, Tasmania.
RAN Band Tasmania performs at the Royal Hobart Regatta festival, Tasmania.

Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania is based in historic Anglesea Barracks in Hobart. The Bandmaster, Chief Petty Officer Andrew Stapleton, leads a small and enthusiastic group of Naval Reserve musicians. The musicians of the RAN Band Tasmania have full time occupations as scientists, public servants, teachers and students to name just a few.

The Band’s capabilities include a rock band, various jazz combinations and a drum and bugle corps for ceremonial occasions. The Band provides professional musical support to Navy at a variety of functions across the state. Regular major performances include the Australian Wooden Boats Festival and the Royal Hobart Regatta in the south, and AGFEST and the Tasmanian round of the V8 Supercars in the north. The Band’s high energy rock group has developed a reputation throughout the State for its exciting performances.