Christmas with the Band

Lieutenant Colonel Graham Jones celebrates festive music played by military bands around the world.

In this special Christmas programme, bandmaster and military musician Lieutenant Colonel Graham Jones joins Classic FM to explore the rich variety of festive music performed by military bands right around the world.  

Listen again to Christmas with the Band

From the Band of the Grenadier Guards to the US Army Field Band, via the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Royal Signals, Graham will be exploring his colleagues' finest Christmas recordings – and telling the stories behind some of these outstanding ensembles.

A former Director of Music of the Coldstream Guards, Lieutenant Colonel Graham Jones retired in November 2011 after a glittering career spanning almost 40 years of service. Today, Graham conducts, adjudicates and organises music events around the world. He is also much in demand as a band trainer.