Warrant Officer 1 Laurence Markus

Band Coordinator



Warrant Officer Laurence Markus completed his schooling in 1972 and joined the South African Navy Band in 1973. Besides being the Band Coordinator, Laurence is a member of the clarinet section. In the Concert Band he plays both clarinet and guitar. Laurence also plays guitar in the Stage Band.

Music taste: all genres
Hobbies:  swimming, surfing, walking in mountains and keeping fit

As the Band Coordinator his role in the band is to:

  1. Assist the Director of Music in the daily functioning of the Band administratively;
  2. Be the link between Director Naval Music and musicians in the Band;
  3. Assist Base Masters-at-Arms of all units where the Band performs in regimental and ceremonial aspects;
  4. Oversee the welfare and discipline of all the musicians in the Band;
  5. Be responsible for the daily discipline of the Band members;
  6. Be responsible for the general tour arrangements of Band members during tours;
  7. Co-ordinate various tasking and activities; and
  8. Monitor and supervise various administration functions in the Band.