Lance Corporal Daniel King

Army musician Lance Corporal Daniel King

Army musician Lance Corporal Daniel King.

Lance Corporal Daniel King is principal clarinettist with the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals (RSIGS BAND). He is blogging about his experiences as a professional Army musician.

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  • Flashmob – Birmingham taken by surprise 25 September, 2013 - Lance Corporal Daniel King is in the Corps of Army Music and is currently assigned to the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals. Here he writes about being part of one of the latest crazes to hit the streets – Flashmobs. When I saw my parents last weekend I told them that I had … Continue reading Flashmob – Birmingham taken by surprise
  • A very long coach trip to Germany 27 February, 2012 - With the Olympics this year the band attempted to create the five interlocking rings, although it didn’t quite work out on the first attempt I am sure they will find a way to incorporate the Olympics in the display.
  • 5am start for a Passing Out Parade at Pirbright 24 January, 2012 - Lance Corporal Daniel King is principal clarinettist in the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals (RSIGS BAND). Here he writes about being an Army musician, a role which allows him to perform at many high-profile events across the UK and abroad. Going back to work after a period of time on leave is always hard! … Continue reading 5am start for a Passing Out Parade at Pirbright
  • Pie in the face polka 15 December, 2011 - Lance Corporal Daniel King is principal clarinettist in the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals (RSIGS BAND). Here he writes about being an Army musician, a role which allows him to perform at many high-profile events across the UK and abroad. Every year military bands get tasked with a week or two at the home … Continue reading Pie in the face polka
  • Baton down 7 November, 2011 - There is always ongoing banter about who causes the most 'issues' in the pieces. I can confirm that it is most definitely the brass and is obvious to everyone but themselves. They only have to use three fingers, whereas we have to use the whole of our hands. We are definitely the more intelligent.
  • Musician on the steps 14 October, 2011 - Before the parade, bets were made on who was going to trip down the steps. My money was on our first cornet player but he stayed on both feet!