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Musicians, Royal Corps of Army Music

  • Full Time
  • UK

Website britisharmy Royal Corps of Army Music

The Royal Corps of Army Music delivers musical support to the Army and the wider Defence community. Through music, Service Bands are to sustain and develop the moral component of fighting power, support State Ceremonial, and achieve influence in order to further Defence and National interests.

As an Army musician you have the opportunity to turn your passion for music into a career and travel the world as well as earning a competitive and regular salary.

Army musicians are paid to perform at famous, high-profile events in the UK and all over the world. The Royal Corps of Army Music is made up of 13 Regular bands and one 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Play alongside some of the world’s best Military Musicians in one of our 14 bands based throughout the UK
  • Travel worldwide performing at venues and arenas
  • Enjoy a structured career up to the age of 55 with the chance to gain promotion to Lieutenant Colonel
  • Combine a love of music with the sport and Adventurous Training the Army offers
  • Have a full-time, salaried and pensionable career as a professional musician

Pay & benefits

Earn £16,844 during training. When you have completed 26 weeks’ service or finished basic trade training – whichever comes first, your pay will rise to between £21,425 and £24,978. On completion of initial trade training you will earn £24,978.

Bursary for Music Students.

For a 4 year commitment to British Army Music, we are offering a bursary of up to £9,250 per year for up to a 3 year period to offset tuition fees during your studies. You must be studying a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Music Performance at a British university or conservatoire. Alongside your studies, you will be encouraged to attend frequent Army band events throughout the year.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.army.mod.uk.