Warrant Officer Robert Pieters joined
the South African Navy Band in 1991 having transferred
from the South African Correctional Services Band.
Warrant Officer Robert Pieters is Group Leader qualified
and plays bass trombone in the section. He is a member
of the Marching and Concert Bands and also plays in the
Music taste: Contemporary jazz
Hobbies: Motorsports, music, computers
Robert's role in the Band is as follows:
a. As Operations manager, he is
responsible for ensuring that all the internal
musical logistical processes required by the Band
when they travel are in place. This includes ensuring
that all necessary band equipment is loaded safely
at the Band room; that all equipment arrives safely
at the tasking venue and is secured correctly, as
well as ensuring the safe return of all band
equipment to the Band room.
b. He is responsible for the administration,
training and control of musicians in his musical
c. He assists the Bandmaster and/or Director of
Music in the daily functioning of the Band both
musically and functionally.
d. He is responsible for the conducting and training
of an instrumental group of the Band.
e. He is responsible for the training and
instruction of musicians regarding the maintenance
of instruments and equipment.