Full-time Miliary Band
Since 1952 the Army Recruit Training Centre (ARTC) has been home to the Australian Army Band – Kapooka, a full-time military band. Originally a brass band with 12 members, the unit has grown in reputation and has worked with some of Australia’s leading performers and now maintains a posted strength of 20 musicians performing on brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
As well as the marching band, the Australian Army Band – Kapooka proudly boasts a concert band, a stage band, a rock band, a jazz ensemble, a pep band as well as brass and woodwind groups. This versatility means that most genres of music can be performed and the band can cater for all musical tastes.
The Australian Army Band – Kapooka’s primary role is to support ARTC and it is kept busy with performing on March Out Parades and at various functions within the Kapooka Military Area.