Army musicians are paid to perform at famous, high-profile events in the UK and all over the world. The Corps of Army Music is made up of 13 Regular bands and 1 string orchestra, that play everything from military marching music to jazz and contemporary, and needs musicians with a wide range of specialisms. Join us and you'll spend your days rehearsing and developing music for concerts and performances alongside like-minded people.
Find where you belong.
If you want to be a Musician, you'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Your musical training builds on what you already know and work to make you a better performer and musician, preparing you for a career with one of our bands.
The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:
- Once you’ve joined, you can gain qualifications in performance, conducting and more.
- Subsidised Batchelors / Masters degrees.
- Performance and musical direction diplomas from the Associated Board Royal Schools of Music.
- BTEC Level 2 Qualification in Music.
SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF
We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.
Become a Musician and you’ll:
- Earn a starting salary of around £15,985 during Basic Training which will rise to £20,400 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks
- Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
- Receive free medical and dental health cover
- Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
- Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
- Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.
BELONG TO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS.
You should be:
- Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
- Army Reserve age:
New enlistments: 17.9 – 43 years
Ex-Regular: 17.9 – 52 years
Specialist (Soldier): 17.9 – 50 years
Qualifications you’ll need:
- Two contrasting pieces
- Sight reading and aural perception assessment
- A general musicianship paper
- Musical Theory assessment
- All standard Army entrance requirements
- Mid-Thigh Pull 50kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m
- 2km run 13m 15s (11m for Junior Entry)
Our next deadline for application is 30th September 2021, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.
FIND WHERE YOU BELONG.