Tuesday 25 October 12pmThe Royal Military College Band is one of Australia’s premier military bands, performing at historic occasions including the Centenary of Federation celebration in London in 2000 and ceremonial duties at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day. Registration is FREE and is now open for this performance. On the day of the performance entry is by a gold coin donation with all the proceeds raised going to Menslink.
Tuesday 25 October
The Royal Military College Band is one of Australia’s premier military bands, performing at historic occasions including the Centenary of Federation celebration in London in 2000 and ceremonial duties at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day.
Registration is FREE and is now open for this performance.
On the day of the performance entry is by a gold coin donation with all the proceeds raised going to Menslink.
Officer Commanding/Music Director
We are proud to announce the new Officer Commanding/Music Director of the Royal Military College Band, Major Matthew O’Keeffe.
Major Matthew O’Keeffe studied Clarinet at the Australian National University in Canberra, graduating the Bachelor of Music with Distinction in 1998. He made his international performance debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and has given lectures and performances focused on Australian music at institutions such as Kneller Hall, the Versailles Conservatoire and the Australasian Clarinet and Saxophone congress. He has performed at festivals throughout Australia including the Castlemaine State Festival, Four Winds, the Camden Haven Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, National Folk Festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and has performed as Principal Bass Clarinet with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for Tall Poppies, ABC Classics and Move Records labels.
Matthew joined the Australian Army as a musician in 2004, beginning his military career in the Band of The Royal Military College with subsequent postings to the Defence Force School of Music in Melbourne, the Australian Army Band Perth and the Band of the First Battalion in Townsville. He was attached to the Malaysian Army School of Music in 2012 as an advisor and instructor and performed as soloist with the Australian Army Band during their successful tour of Switzerland for the Basel Tattoo in 2011. In 2020, he travelled to PNG to assist in establishing a training partnership with PNG Defence Force musicians.
He is thrilled to return to the Band of the Royal Military College in 2022 as the Officer Commanding and Music Director. His wife Wyana has also been a big part of the Canberra Music community through her past extensive involvement with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Canberra City Band and performances with the Griffyn Ensemble. Together they look forward to catching up with old friends, making many new ones, and contributing to the local music scene.
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Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.
Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.
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