Phil Johansen is the Bass Trombone player in the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He hails from the Northern Territory and has played trombone professionally for the last 12 years. Early musical experience in the Northern Territory came from playing with groups including the Darwin Youth Jazz Big Band, the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and various pub bands; however his primary growth was with the 7th Military District Band (now Australian Army Band Darwin). Full time Computer and Printer Technician, and part time musician around Darwin, his professional playing career began in 1999 when he left the Northern Territory to join the Australian Regular Army as a trainee musician.
Over his time spent with the service he has lived in several locations around Australia and participated in concerts, parades and events varying from royal arrivals to playing the Olympic flame through central Queensland. He has also spent time training Army recruits and representing the Australian Army as a competitive shooter. He believes that musical enjoyment and promoting job satisfaction through training and personal growth are fundamental to a good career as a defence musician.
Phil Johansen 2012
Next gig: 1930s Kick Up Your Heels
Sat 27th April