For a complete history of just how the band evolved, read our Chairman Major Paddy Dunn's excellent article 'A Band is Born.' - Simply click onto our News/Media section and scroll down for the story.
Most band members are former Royal Marines Musicians, with a sprinkling of former RAF and Army service men and women. All of whom, on completion of service, have opted to settle in the Portsmouth/Hampshire area. One or two however travel greater distances to join us for rehearsals.
The band has grown significantly since 2006 with a current complement of 50 of some of the best musicians the service has produced.
For instance, our Leader and Lead Clarinet player is Malcolm Kennard RVM, who went on to become the Clarinet Professor at Royal Marines School of Music.
Equally, Jon Yates, (seen here behind the arrow above) is our Principal Trumpet. Upon completing 36 years RMB service, Jon also became a Professor of the Trumpet/Cornet at the Royal Marines School of Music and has only recently retired from the role.
As you may imagine, with members such as these, the RMACB has quickly built a reputation to become one of the premier veteran concert bands in the UK.
Click on the arrow above, to hear and see the band play Elgar's "Nimrod." This feature is a clip from a live worldwide broadcast via both BBC & ITV News Channels to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sailing of RMS Titanic from Southampton on April 10th 2012.