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Band of the Welsh Guards

Recording Session Conductor
Warrant Officer Class 1 Daniel Shave

Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Daniel Shave joined the British Army in 2009.  After completing Basic Training at Army Training Centre, Pirbright, he subsequently attended the Foundation Course at the Royal Military School of Music. On completion of training, he was assigned to The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals in January 2010.

In October 2013, he was selected for the Bandmaster’s Course at the Royal Military School of Music, completing his studies in July 2015.

On completion of the Bandmaster Course, WO1 Shave was appointed as Bandmaster of the Band of the King’s Division. Subsequently he has served as Bandmaster of The Band of the Prince of Wales’ Division and the Royal Artillery Band.

In 2019, he was appointed to the Headquarters, Royal Corps of Army Music to lead the Corps Engagement Team, responsible for recruiting the next generation of Army Musicians. On promotion to WO1, in September 2021 he was appointed Bandmaster of the Band of the Household Cavalry. In September 2023, he was appointed as Bandmaster and Acting Officer Commanding of the Band of the Welsh Guards.


ConductorWarrant Officer Class 1 Daniel Shave
PiccoloLance Sergeant Max Mason
Flute 1Lance Sergeant Max Mason
Flute 2Lance Corporal Neil Mark
OboeMusician David Farnworth
BassoonLance Sergeant Kirstin Milne
Solo ClarinetSergeant Andrew Lightfoot
Solo ClarinetLance Corporal Lesley Stowell
ClarinetLance Sergeant Gary Barnett
ClarinetLance Corporal Mathew Curtis
ClarinetLance Corporal David Cook
ClarinetLance Corporal Frazer Armstrong
ClarinetMusician Hazel Whittall
Bass ClarinetLance Corporal Samuel Miles
Alto SaxophoneLance Sergeant Stephen Shepherd
Alto SaxophoneMusician Jonathan Bouchard
Tenor SaxophoneLance Sergeant Ed Austwick
Tenor SaxophoneSergeant Samuel Petchey
Baritone SaxophoneLance Corporal Ojo Oyeniran
HornLance Sergeant Robert Lovell
HornSergeant James Milward
HornMusician Ben Coleman
CornetMusician Liam Boyd
CornetColour Sergeant Jolyon Mathews
CornetSergeant Chris Clark
CornetLance Sergeant Sean Brady
CornetLance Corporal Melissa Ramplin
TrumpetMusician David Williams
TrumpetLance Corporal Ben Smith
TromboneColour Sergeant Andrew Mercer
TromboneColour Sergeant Matthew Snell
TromboneSergeant Ian Hardy
Bass TromboneMusician Luke Warrington
EuphoniumLance Corporal Stephen Bucknell
EuphoniumLance Corporal Gareth Trott
TubaLance Corporal Gavin Elder
TubaWarrant Officer Class 2 Neal Grimwood
TubaWarrant Officer Class 2 Jonathan Truscott
PercussionColour Sergeant Peter Noble
PercussionLance Corporal Amy Herman
PercussionLance Sergeant Robin Cole

Photos from the Recording Session

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