Since its formation in 1949, the Australian Army Band Brisbane has become known throughout southeast Queensland as one of the finest military bands in Australia, enjoying a wide reputation for its musical excellence and impressive military appearance. The Australian Army Band Brisbane provides musical support to Regal, Vice-Regal, State and ceremonial activities and it often appears at significant community events. To its principal client, the Army, the band maintains a capability that enables it to contribute to supporting soldiers in barracks, on operations and on the parade ground. In its concert format the band frequently performs for the public, performing a vast variety of musical styles ranging from traditional military music to contemporary popular music such as jazz and rock. The band often supports philanthropic initiatives within the community and provides support to arts education through its school support programme.