Serious question ARMY MUSICIAN.

#1
O.K., I believe you can join as an army musician upto 36yrs11mnths.

My questions are:

1. do you have to be able to play anything?

2. can I join, do basic and, no offence to any musicians, bugger off to another corps?

PLEASE... :?


Tried using the army web-shite, (recent UPGRADE?????) but it's broken.
 
#2
If you want to join another unit, why join as a musician?

You could always pretend to be a virtuoso on the triangle though.
 
#4
datumhead said:
You're not too far over the official max, have you tried asking at your local ACIO?

Musician
Corps of Army Music
Regular & Territorial

Delivering musical support to the Army around the world and providing operational support to the Army Medical Service
The Job
Army Musicians represent the public face of the Army in the UK and around the world, and play in a wide range of engagements. With 23 bands playing on parade grounds, in recording studios and at investitures at Buckingham Palace, the Corps of Army Music is the largest single employer of musicians in the UK. Army Musicians are also trained soldiers and support the Army Medical Services on operations.

The Right Job For Me?
An Army Musician's life can be hectic, so the Corps needs soldiers who are adaptable and resourceful. Prospective recruits must show at their audition that they have the potential to achieve the very highest musical standards, and the drive to make music their chosen profession. As you will not stay in the same band for the duration of your career, you must demonstrate musical versatility. High standards of personal appearance, discipline and fitness are required. Applicants should be competent on their chosen instrument, ideally on one of the following: ? Brass (trumpets, trombone, etc) ? Woodwind (clarinet, flute, etc) ? Percussion and strings (piano, violin, viola, cello or double bass) ? Contemporary (vocals, guitar, keyboard or drums) Grades acquired in music exams are not as essential as the audition. This is where your musical talent is assessed and is a key part of the application procedure. All primary-study string and contemporary instrumentalists must also learn a wind instrument
Edited to add quote.
 
#5
Oh yes! my how the young boy in green laughed...... :oops:

he actually asked me if I was after something for "my lad" :x


Nearly punched him.....quickly rethought that one. :D
 
#6
You could always try one of the other services (RN recruit till 40 I think), or join the TA and try to get in through an S-type engagement later.

Best of luck.

T_T
 
#7
Thanks for that T_T.

Are there any recruiting bods on here? Can any of you gentlemen give me the "book answer"? :?
 
#9
The TA has got to be the best option. There are enough Ops going on to give you a full-time committment!

I'm not sure about the musician thing though.....not much call in Kandahar or Basra!
 
#12
Really depends on whether you can drum up any support from a band willing to take you.

Get to your ACIO and enquire but at 35 you'll probably need to blow your own trumpet mate.
 
#13
E-Layer said:
Really depends on whether you can drum up any support from a band willing to take you.

Get to your ACIO and enquire but at 35 you'll probably need to blow your own trumpet mate.
:D
 
#14
Datdumhead, you've been on ARRSE now since last year and asked about joining the ACF, the TA and now the regulars. Don't you think it's about time you got off your butt and went to the ACO and actually did something about it?
 
#15
Gunny Highway said:
Datdumhead, you've been on ARRSE now since last year and asked about joining the ACF, the TA and now the regulars. Don't you think it's about time you got off your butt and went to the ACO and actually did something about it?
ok, sorry! :oops:

T.A. application is moving along :D , like tar on a cold day :( , but just wondering if there was any way of goin reg. 8)






p.s. how's sarah jane? the last vid she/he sent me was....... 8O
 

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