Created as part of recent changes within the Corps of Army
Music in 2014, they perform at events such as investitures, ceremonies at Royal
Households, state banquets and dinners.
Sponsored by members MICHAEL and JULIE PAYNE
The CWSO performs a variety of music, ranging from classical to pop, in various settings both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Engagements are varied, including investitures, ceremonies at royal households, state banquets and dinners, support to army regiments and corps, defence engagement activity, and international short-term training teams. The CWSO also provides the principal players for tri-service orchestral events, such as at Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, the Passchendaele centenary at Ypres, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, and the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
The CWSO is based at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and is proud to be named after the Corps of Army Music’s Colonel-in-Chief.