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Coldstream Guards Band

Director of Music
Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Halliday

Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Halliday joined the British Army as a Clarinet player in 1985 and received his military musical training at the Army Junior School of Music Bovington and was subsequently assigned to The Light Infantry Corunna Band in 1987. In 1998 he was selected for the 3-year Student Bandmaster Course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. Upon graduation, in December 2000 he was awarded the Fred Mortimer Prize for Brass Arranging and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree from Kingston University.

Lt. Col. Halliday was appointed Bandmaster to the Band of the Army Air Corps in August 2001, and to the Band of the Grenadier Guards in January 2005. 

He was commissioned in 2008 and took up the position of Director of Music, The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band. In 2010 he was appointed Staff Officer Media and Communications, British Forces South Atlantic Islands and in 2011 he took up the position of Staff Officer Operational Training, HQ Army Music. In 2013 Lt. Col. Halliday took up command of The Band of The Prince of Wales’ Division and in 2014, The Band of The Royal Corps of Signals. Lt. Col. Halliday then assumed command of the first professional Army brass band, The Band of The Kings Division.

In 2019 he took command of the Band of the Welsh Guards and assumed his current post as Director of Music, Band of the Coldstream Guards in May 2021.

On the 15 January 2024 Halliday was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and became the Commanding Officer of the Household Division Bands.

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