Army band entertains Roopena | PHOTOS

The Australian Army Band - Adelaide wowed the community with a performance covering a number of genres at the Roopena Football Club on Tuesday.

The Army Reserve musicians have been conducting a week-long tour of the Eyre Peninsula to provide musical relief to drought-affected areas while raising money for charity.

The full concert band has around 40 members, however 11 of them made the trip down to perform as a collection of different acts.

A guitar-flute duo, a jazz band and a rock band played a number of well-known tunes for the community during their free public performance, with the added bonus of helping the Whyalla Flinders Legacy Group fundraise.

Major Dean Griffiths said the role of the band was to support the Army musically through community or ceremonial performances.

"This is a chance for us to get out into the regions and bring some entertainment to those living there," he said.

"We're funded by Defence so there is no fee to get the band down here, we come down and put on a show, so if non-for-profit organisations like Legacy are able to raise some funds then that is fantastic."

The band recently performed at the Men's Shed in Cleve with a crowd of around 60 people. They're spending the rest of the week performing at different community clubs in Cowell.

"It's great that the community could get together and have a good time, it was really well received," Mr Griffiths said.

"The band members have been having a great time."