Tom Harris is professional Trumpet and Violinist originally from Devon. After completing his GCSE’s, A-Levels and graduating from SWMS in 2010, he successfully passed his audition to join the Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines in 2011.
Upon completion of basic military training and musical training Tom went to The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland in 2014. During this time, he travelled to some very prestigious venues around the world including Dubai, Gibraltar, performing for the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony at Twickenham and musically toured North America for 3-months in collaboration with Columbia Artist Management (CAMI). 2018 saw Tom move back down to the South West of England and to The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth in 2018. Throughout this time, he performed in Bucharest, Abu Dhabi and the Netherlands. Tom moved up the road to the Band Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Commando Training Centre Royal Marines based in Lympstone in September 2021. As the military music world came to a standstill Tom was deployed in his secondary role up to Scotland to aid NHS Scotland services in response to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. After completing a 3-month stint there he was moved to NHS South West England and subsequently went to NHS Cornwall. Here he was trained as a general vaccinator and he administered Covid-19 vaccinations to hundreds of people.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022 and Tom had the privilege to be involved in many events to mark this milestone in history. Sadly a few months later the monarch passed away and Tom was involved in the funeral procession for the late Queen. January 2023 saw Tom travel to San Diego with Team Lewis and in conjunction with the Music Man Project where music education and charity is provided for people with learning disabilities
Some career highlights so far include performing at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, performing in the Royal Albert Hall for the Mountbatten Festival of Music and performing numerous times for the Royal Family.