The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

THE Royal Newfoundland Regiment BAND

PLaying in the Band

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band is a 35-piece Canadian Armed Forces Reserve Band within 37 Canadian Brigade Group, based in St. John’s, NL, Canada. Besides providing part-time employment to musicians, we offer summer employment opportunities, post-secondary tuition reimbursement, a pension plan, dental plan, and travel benefits with major airlines.

The band is a proud sub-unit of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, whose origins stretch back to the late 1700s and whose battle honours include the War of 1812 and the First World War.

What WE do

The band provides music for military and ceremonial occasions and parades, builds esprit de corps, and acts as a musical ambassador for the military. The band travels, too. Since 2013, we’ve travelled and performed in Ohio, St. Pierre and Miquelon, France and Belgium. All expenses are paid, plus you’re paid for every day you work or travel.


Similar to other reserve unit schedules, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment band has the following training schedule:

-Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm for administrative tasks

-Thursday evenings from 7pm to 10pm for training

-The ability for band members to take part in collective training with the 1st and 2nd Battalions

-Various galas, events, ceremonies throughout the year in Newfoundland

-International and overseas events



The Royal Newfoundland Regiment band is currently recruiting!

While we take a keen interest in any musician looking to join our ranks, we are actively searching for the following:







Applicants must already play to a high standard, undergo a musical audition, and provide a music résumé. In addition, as you are joining the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Primary Reserve Force, you must pass a medical, physical, an aptitude test, an interview and any other requirements that the CAF may have.

A great opportunity for musicians The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band offers steady, part-time employment to musicians living in the St. John’s area who enjoy playing challenging military/concert band music.

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