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The Royal Norwegian Navy Band is one of five professional military bands in Norway. The band was established in 1820 and has been located in Horten, near Oslo, since 1850.

It is a unique and popular ensemble and plays concerts both in Norway and abroad with its 29 professional and highly educated musicians. The band gives up to 150 performances each year and has undertaken tours and military assignments to France, Russia, China, Spain, and elsewhere. The band has also visited Afghanistan twice to perform for both Norwegian and foreign troops.

The Royal Norwegian Navy Band won a ‘Norwegian GRAMMY’ (Spellemannprisen) in 2003 and has collaborated with several of Norway’s most famous singers and musicians. The band has also collaborated with international soloists such as José Carreras and Melody Gardot. In 2017 the band won the ‘Best Large Ensemble’ YAMaward for their production of The Planets.

The Royal Norwegian Navy Band has made its mark performing classical, contemporary, jazz, rock and pop music, in addition to traditional band repertoire.

For more information, visit www.forsvaret.no/en/facts/culture/music.

Royal Norwegian Navy Band
Photo: Jon Klasbu

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