The Air Force band is well-known for its role in ceremonies, supported by the Ceremonial Band which presents at Air Force and Australian Defence Force ceremonial activities and events sponsored by federal, state and local governments.

The band plays a crucial role in celebrating significant Air Force events and achievements, including welcoming new Airmen and their families into the Air Force community at induction course graduation parades, and honouring the service to Australia by our Airmen at commemorations.

It represents Air Force on occasions of national celebration and remembrance, at community festivals, and street parades. The Air Force Band has also represented Australia in cultural events overseas, including ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli and international military tattoos in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Tonga and South Korea.

The Ceremonial band includes the Drum-Majors, brass and woodwind sections, trumpeters, buglers and drum corps.

It is led by the Air Force Band's Music Director, Flight Lieutenant Aaron Michael.