- The GB Home Guard Band (GBHGB) was formed in January 2015.
- The Band has been initially funded by the generosity of its members.
- It is a military band consisting of up to 30 musicians. However, smaller musical combinations are available to suit your occasion, event or celebration.
- Most of the musicians have served in British service bands. Many of the GBHGB are former members of the Staff Band of the Royal Corps of Transport that was considered to be one of the British Army's most entertaining and versatile bands.
-The Band is able to perform a full spectrum of music; marches, film music, light classical, big band/swing show tunes and popular favourites.
-The Band's conductor is Bandmaster Tony 'Mainwaring' Kitcherside, Bachelor of Music, Tony was formerly the Band Sergeant Major of the Staff Band of the Royal Corps of Transport. On leaving the Army he studied music at The Welsh College of Music and Drama. Tony has conducted the Marchwood Orchestra and the Lymington Town Band. He is a innovative composer and arranger with much of his work being published.
- Paul Tickner is the GBHGB’s compere, ‘crooner’ and artistic director. He served as a musician in The Queens Regiment and completed his service in the RCT Band achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is a prolific musical arranger and composer, having written two very successful musicals, his musical ‘Stand By Your Beds’ broke all box office records at the Princes Hall in Aldershot in 2009. Paul is also the musical director for two local operatic societies and currently conducts The Aldershot Military Wives’ Choir.
- Our Drum Major is Bill Prendergast, BEM. Bill was the Royal Corps of Transport's Drum Major in the 1980's. He is also currently the Drum Major for the Old Basing Royal British Legion Corps of Drums. In 1985 Bill received the British Empire Medal for his work in the Army and with local youth bands in the Hampshire area and been responsible for encouraging many young people to develop their talents. He has also raised thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion and other service charities.
The GB Home Guard Band accompanying our vocalist Glynis Kester-Page