Canadian Armed Forces Music Instructions (Volume 1)

This instruction provides music policy guidance for Canadian Forces military bands and musicians.

Operations and Administration


Issued on Authority of the Chief of the Defence Staff
Contact Officer: DHH 7 – Music Policy Advisor


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Insert latest changed pages; dispose of superseded ages in accordance with applicable orders.


This is a complete re-write of the previous document. As such, changes are not identified.


  1. A-DH-202-001/FP-000 Music Instruction, Volume 1, is issued on authority of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). This document was developed to clarify the regulations pertaining specifically to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bands.
  2. A-DH-202-001/FP-000 is effective upon receipt and supersedes previous versions.
  3. This document must be read in conjunction with referenced senior documents (KR&Os, CFAOs, DAODs).
  4. Comments and suggestions for changes shall be forwarded through the reporting chain of command to the Director History and Heritage (DHH) at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, Attention: Supervisor of Music.


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