The band was formed on 1st October 2008 following the Future Army Structure Review which culminated in a reduction of six Regular Army bands and the re-
The Band performs primarily in support of the 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and the Yorkshire Regiment, but also supports other units throughout the wider Army structure. For its Meritorious Service to the Army the band was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by Brigadier G M Strickland DSO MBE in 2016 .
The 1st Battalion based in Warminster is equipped with the WARRIOR Armoured Fighting Vehicle and are experts in mounted close combat. The 2nd Battalion based in Catterick is equipped with the FOXHOUND Protected Patrol Vehicle and are experts in dismounted close combat. The Battalion is now full engaged on Operation TORAL 5 – half the battalion is now the Kabul Protection Unit and the remainder conducting Mission Specific Training preparing to for a handover. The 4th Battalion, based in Yorkshire and Teesside, is our Army Reserve unit, training locally in the light role with our paired unit (2 YORKS) in preparation to mobilise, when required, to serve alongside their Regular Army counterparts
Director of Music
Capt Gary Clegg LTCL, LRSM, psm
Captain Clegg was appointed as Director of Music in April 2009, he joined the band after 23 years service in Army Music, during which time he has performed throughout Europe, Australia, North America and Japan as both a trombone player and conductor.
In 1989, Capt Clegg was selected to attend the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, to study as a Student Bandmaster. During the 3 year course Capt Clegg won prizes for both composing and arranging, including a premiere in the Royal Albert Hall. He graduated in 1992 having been awarded the Choral, Professor’s and Ministry of Defence examinations prize.
His first posting as a Bandmaster was with The Gloucestershire Regiment in 1993, and in 1994, he was appointed Bandmaster of The Prince of Wales Division (Clive). In March 1997, Capt Clegg was appointed Bandmaster of the Coldstream Guards, and in 2000 was commissioned and had the honour of being appointed Director of Music, The King’s Division Normandy Band. He has a wide experience of musical styles having performed in orchestras, wind bands, brass ensembles, jazz and Dixie bands as well as the Huddersfield Choral Society.