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A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

- 10 - The story in this

- 10 - The story in this report is told through the six following chapters: Ashore and Afloat; Major Business Proposals; Essays and Speeches; Selected Articles from RAN Band News; Music Programmes: Benchmark Concerts; and Recordings. Ashore and Afloat is a short narrative on the history of the band; including its more recent achievements. Getting the musicians back to sea was one of the most difficult challenges faced early in my tenure. It was a challenge that required a unified approach to carefully balance the tasks ashore with the obligation of sea at service, and it would not have been possible without operational authority being vested in the Director of Music along with the support of permanent detachment Band Officers who had to manage the disruption this policy shift caused to their local activities. It also required re-educating the musicians about their obligations for sea service after such a lengthy period of absence afloat. During my period at the helm, elements of the band embarked in Major Fleet Units on 21 separate occasions and more recently, musicians supported two rotations of the Transit Security Element (OPERATION RESOLUTE). This has been an outstandingly productive and highly visible level of output in direct support of the Fleet, and has significantly contributed to building the band’s reputation within Navy. Another opportunity that needed to be carefully nurtured was the band’s support to the Forces Advisory Council on Entertainment (FACE). The band’s partnership with FACE resulted in large band elements being Force Assigned to either OPERATION SLIPPER or OPERATION CATALYST on three separate occasions (2003, 2005 and 2008). Smaller elements were Force Assigned to both of these operations on three additional occasions (2003, 2004 and 2010). Fifty two of Navy’s musicians have been awarded the Australian Active Service Medal with four more musicians deploying to Afghanistan in the coming months, and twelve musicians have been awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal. The relationship with FACE produced many other opportunities; including large elements being Forced Assigned to OPERATION ANODE (2005 and 2007) with smaller technical teams supporting entertainment tours to the Sinai (OPERATION MAZURKA), East Timor (OPERATION RESOLUTE) and the Solomon Islands (OPERATION ANODE). Separate to these FACE deployments, detachments deployed to the Turkey for the annual Gallipoli Pilgrimages in 2004, 2007 and 2010—during my tenure, 48 musicians benefitted from this opportunity. Additionally, the band deployed major units to Brunei for the 60 th Birthday Celebrations for the Sultan in 2006 and again in 2011 for the 50 th Birthday Celebrations for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Large contingents deployed to Tonga for the Coronation of King Tupou V in 2008, to Abu Dhabi for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference in 2011, and to China for the Nanchang International Tattoo in 2011. As I prepare to depart my duties, Decision Briefs have been submitted to Chief of Navy seeking to deploy a 30-piece ensemble to the east coast of America (New Orleans, Washington and New York) and Honolulu from April to May 2012 and a 50-piece ensemble to the Hong Kong International Tattoo in June 2012. This rate of output on the international arena and afloat achieved very impressive results; even though it was quite disrupting to normal activities. Thanks to the support of local Band Officers, who understood to need for the change of direction, along with careful organisational planning there was no loss to capability and output at home. The band’s detachments still managed to meet their normal military commitments and to support many hundreds of tasks around Australia each year. Major Business Proposals gives an account of the level of administrative detail, planning and focus required when taking responsibility for the stewardship of a large musical organisation. Leadership requires the incumbent to be strategically minded, alert to the broader picture and the way ahead. This section of my report contains a collection of major business proposals put forward during my tenure, and gives some insight into how the Navy Band has been managed. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

- 11 - RAN Band Business Plan (2003)—Chapter 1 Analysis articulated what was then the band’s current situation, made recommendations for change, and presented options for the Way Ahead. The ‘one band’ policy was perhaps the most important visible change in direction during my tenure, and evolved out of this analysis. When the five reserve bands transferred to Fleet Command in July 2003, the opportunity presented itself to implement a more unified business model with an enhanced operating system; the ‘one band’ seven (now six) detachment concept was borne. The ‘one band’ model afforded a greater level of ownership and control of the business by the stakeholders—the musicians—and facilitated a significant level of output. It is important to note that had the ‘one band’ policy not eventuated, then establishing the Sea Deployment Group, undertaking benchmark activities, deploying musical elements to the Middle East Area of Operations, the Solomon Islands, East Timor and the Sinai, and reshaping the reserve component would have been impossible to achieve. RAN Band Business Plan (2003)—Chapter 1 Analysis was revised a number of times during my tenure and served as a guiding document from which other plans flowed; including formalising capability statements for each detachment and redefining the type of music products being delivered across the nation. Redefining ‘what we do’ proved particularly beneficial to the image of our reserve detachments that had been over-extending themselves and putting their image and capability delivery at risk. The ‘one band’ concept is a Fleet of ensembles each with varying levels of capability that complement the whole; this has been our strategic advantage, it has enabled our success, and it has given the band its world class reputation for delivering excellence in musical services to Navy. Business Case for the Establishment of a Permanent Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band in Western Australia failed; but it gives a good account of the level of argument and detail required for such a submission. In hindsight, it was fortunate that this business case was not successful. Had it succeeded, the level of support to Fleet activities and the ‘one band’ concept may not have been as productive as it has ultimately proven. Chief of Navy Senior Advisory Committee Submission: Royal Australian Navy Band Deployment to Washington and Pearl Harbor and Brief for Deputy Chief of Navy: Proposal to Hold a Series of Naval Tattoos and Concerts are additional examples of a significant volume of work undertaken in promoting the band as Navy’s most important public relations asset. It is now probable, five years after the original proposal was first approved by Chief of Navy (but not funded) that the band will finally get to Washington; not for the 65 th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea as was first envisaged but for the 70 th . Hopefully, the tattoo concept, which was also proposed as one of the signature events for the Centenary Fleet Review in 2013 will also be kept alive. Hurt Statement-RAN Band Funded Reserve Commitment (FRC) was necessitated as a result of outcomes generated by the Navy Reserve Whole-of-Capability Workforce Review (NR WOCWR), which was established to support the challenges of Chief of Navy’s intent outlined in The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010. The aim of that review was to align the Navy Reserve construct to prioritise capability outputs in accordance with The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010 and to ensure a sustainable workforce to meet future capability requirements. It is worth noting that prior to the NR WOCWR I had instigated measures to establish Reserve Support Element’s in the Sydney and Melbourne detachments using salaries allocated to positions in the New South Wales detachment. The intent was to enable a more effective disposition of reserve musician resources to achieve two fully integrated detachments without disestablishing any reserve positions. Establishing the Reserve Support Elements enabled the band to deliver more effective and flexible musical services to navy; including its ongoing support to Sea Deployments, and it also gave the senior leadership team an opportunity to implement further reform and to reinvigorate the reserve detachments. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

  • Page 1 and 2: A MUSICAL VOYAGE REPORT OF PROCEEDI
  • Page 3 and 4: - 1 - CONTENTS Royal Australian Nav
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  • Page 17 and 18: - 15 - On 5 August 1914, after war
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    Scene 1 - 61 - DRAFT NAVY TATTOO (P

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    - 63 - DRAFT NAVY TATTOO (SEQUENCE

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    - 65 - DRAFT TATTOO-STYLED CONCERT

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    RAN BAND - 67 - PROJECT BUDGET (NAV

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    RAN BAND - 69 - PROJECT BUDGET (TAT

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    - 71 - 7. The Navy Strategic Plan 2

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    Position Number Rank Billet Descrip

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    - 77 - RAN BAND FUNDED RESERVE COMM

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    - 79 - Royal Australian Navy Band:

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    - 81 - HOD Posn No Rank Description

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    - 83 - LEADERSHIP ESSAY BY THE DIRE

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    - 85 - The one band model created a

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    - 87 - In reviewing the band’s qu

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    - 89 - LEADERSHIP STYLE Core Charac

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    - 91 - Source: J. Katzenbach, Teams

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    - 93 - MUSIC LEADERSHIP ESSAY BY TH

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    - 95 - It has often been said that

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    - 97 - REMEMBRANCE DAY SPEECH BY TH

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    - 99 - And now the torch and poppy

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    - 101 - Today’s Navy Band continu

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    - 103 - TF44 arrived off the Jomard

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    - 107 - Our mission was called “O

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    - 109 - A large transit accommodati

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    - 111 - The text is included in ful

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    - 113 - Sand Storm (Sonya) One nigh

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    - 117 - Singapore was a stop for re

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    - 119 - The Aussie’s again were g

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    - 121 - On the second morning at se

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    - 123 - After two days of sight see

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    - 127 - ANZAC DAY 2004 IN BAGHDAD A

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    - 129 - It was just as well a heart

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    - 131 - We arrived at Anzac Cove at

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    - 135 - There were a couple of spec

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    - 137 - We took part in café party

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    - 139 - The location of the school

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    - 141 - However, our role in the Re

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    - 143 - Everyone is enjoying the mu

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    - 145 - HMAS Anzac detachment of mu

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    - 147 - The highlight of the deploy

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    - 149 - With our combat body armour

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    - 151 - On Monday 5 December 2005 t

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    - 153 - The AFL Grand Final was wat

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    - 155 - In March we embarked 11 mus

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    - 159 - The BIT 2006 debut show, at

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    - 163 - We headed up the back of th

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    - 165 - I remember looking up at th

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    - 169 - The first official function

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    - 171 - Prior to meals the tables a

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    - 173 - The Prison itself is situat

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    - 175 - On 26 August our final memb

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    - 177 - “My job has also taken me

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    - 179 - Two of our people, Lieutena

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    - 181 - Our first concert at Camp V

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    - 183 - For a normal trombonist thi

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    - 187 - As part of the celebrations

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    - 189 - Independence Day was a free

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    - 191 - The first commitment for th

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    - 193 - We then headed over to Lymp

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    - 195 - Many books have been writte

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    - 199 - After the parade had finish

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    - 201 - After spending the weekend

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    - 205 - On day two, our friends fro

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    - 209 - They seemed to focus more o

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    - 211 - Over the following three da

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    - 215 - By attending the Art Galler

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    - 219 - Once installed in our accom

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    - 223 - The evening was indeed over

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    - 225 - From the first rehearsal ev

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    - 227 - THE SALUTE—INDIGENOUS ART

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    - 229 - EMAIL MESSAGE FROM THE DIRE

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    - 231 - At the time of writing I ha

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    - 233 - We were all struck by the a

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    - 235 - Navy Band Southwest in San

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    - 237 - CHAPTER 6 MUSIC PROGRAMMES

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    - 239 - HANDS ACROSS THE SEA NICK C

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    - 241 - ALL HANDS ON DECK Conductor

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    - 243 - THE SEAFARER 2 March 2011 a

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    - 245 - A NAVAL SALUTE PROCESSION A

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    - 247 - CHAPTER 7 RECORDINGS Royal

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    - 249 - LIVE IN CONCERT (2002) Inve

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    Woodwind Quintet Able Seaman Svetla

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    Disc One Serving Australia With Pri

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    INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EXHIBITION AN

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