British Army Band Catterick, based in Catterick Garrison, is one of two Regular Army Brass Bands.
The band was formed in 2019, bringing together musicians from the bands of The Royal Armoured Corps, The King’s Division and The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
British Army Band Catterick provides a variety of musical ensembles in addition to its marching band capability, including brass quintets and a contemporary rock band.
A Moorside Suite Movement III. March – Gustav Holst
Gustav Holst was commissioned to write A Moorside Suite for the 1928 National Championships of Great Britain, it is his only work for brass band. Holst’s contribution to military band music proved to be the instigator of new works by composers such as Gordon Jacob and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Therefore, British Army Band Catterick’s performance of the March from A Moorside Suite is in homage to Gustav Holst, who made a significant contribution to the future and longevity of military band music.
Water of Tyne – Philip Harper
A traditional folk song, usually sung by a female voice, from the North-East of England. The words describe how she cannot get to her true love with the water of the Tyne being a barrier between them. With British Army Band Catterick being based in the North of England, and consequently having many connections in the area and local communities, this work is a fitting tribute to these links and important relationships.
Horizons – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Paul Lovatt-Cooper is arguably one of the most highly regarded modern composers for brass band concert and contest repertoire. British Army Band Catterick wanted to include one of his works to represent his significance as a composer for the genre. Horizons encapsulates many of his trademark features that conclude in an energetic drive towards a triumphant finale.