The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has three bands that perform in an array of domestic and international engagements in a variety of musical styles. Like all Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bands, they support CAF operations, foster morale and esprit de corps, and promote DND and Canadian aesthetics and values both nationally and abroad.
The Stadacona Band
The Stadacona Band of the RCN is based in Halifax, N.S. It is a full-time professional military band with a proud tradition of musical excellence spanning more than 75 years. The Stadacona Band provides complete musical service for ceremonial requirements of the CAF and also assists non-profit civilian organizations across the Atlantic Provinces.
The Naden Band
The Naden Band of the RCN is based in Esquimalt, B.C. and has performed since 1940. The primary role of this distinguished full-time professional military band is to support Naval Operations, ceremonial events, and public outreach initiatives. The Naden Band is known for its musical excellence and regularly engages in collaborations with musical institutions in the local community.
National Band of the Naval Reserve
The National Band of the Naval Reserve is made up of military musicians from the Naval Reserve Divisions across the country. The band comes together to perform in a variety of musical styles as a parade and concert band. This versatile band prides itself on being gender inclusive and works in both official languages.
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