Major Bruce Miller (conductor)

Major Bruce Miller began his military career in 1989 as a clarinettist in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Upon successful ompletion of the three-year Bandmaster Course he was appointed Bandmaster of the Band of The Dragoon Guards followed by Staff Bandmaster at Headquarters Corps of Army Music. He was commissioned in 2002 and appointed Director of Music of the Band of the Hussars and Light Dragoons, which upon amalgamation became the Light Cavalry Band before taking up his next appointment as Director of Music, Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Appointments at Headquarters Corps of Army Music along with Chief Instructor of the Royal Military School of Music combined with a tour at the Minden Band of the Queen’s Division before taking up his current role as Director of Music for the Band of the Irish Guards in March 2015.

Major Miler has travelled extensively throughout many European countries including several tours of Northern Ireland. He has also visited Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and taken part in two operational tours in the Middle East.

Major Miller is married to Andrea who is a Senior Medical Writer for Cancer Research UK and has one daughter, Kerry who is in her final year at Sheffield University. His interests are cycling, chess and his family. He is also a season ticket holder for Northampton Saints Rugby Club.

Mit Blut und Eisen (With Blood and Iron)

The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company, directed by Major E.H. Keeley

Mit Blut und Eisen (With Blood and Iron) - MPR002Blut und Eisen (Blood & Iron) is a fascinating selection of military music played by German bands during the momentous 100 years between 1815 and 1915. Some marches are quite well known and some are rarities. The century began with the Anglo-Prussian victory at Waterloo in 1815, continues through the wars of German unification from 1864 to 1871, the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, and culminates at the stalemate in the trenches around Ypres in 1915.  More >>

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