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How to join us

A career or job in the Corps of Army Music can offer full time employment as a musician within the British Army. A pensionable career potentially to the age of 55. Fantastic travel opportunities with the chance to perform at great venues and events around the world.

Army Music £10K 'Golden Hello'

On July 1st, 2016, The Corps of Army Music will launch its new incentive, the 'Golden Hello'.  This is a taxable financial reward of up to £10,000, which is being offered to players of specific instruments or instrumental groups whom the Corps are particularly keen to attract.

This incentive is an opportunity available not only to new applicants to the Army, but also to internal transferees from other Corps and Regiments within the Army, to those transferring from the Reserve Army and to those who want to 're-join' after being out of the Army for more than two years.

In order to receive the Golden Hello, which is only payable on completion of all mandated military and music training, in accordance with policy, you will need to make an application to join the Army as a musician.  You will then be called for audition, and your performance at that audition will determine your eligibility to receive the Golden Hello of either £4,000 or £10,000, which will be subject to the demands that we have for players of your instrument on the day of your audition.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, then please contact us via CAMUSHQ-Recruiting@mod.uk as soon as possible to find out more details and start the journey to your new career.  We look forward to hearing for you! 


Army Music can offer

Regular soldiers receive over £275 a week in Phase 1 training, which rises to at least £17,767 a year. Your salary will increase annually as your career continues, regardless of promotion and extra responsibilities. The rank of Sergeant can earn up to £36,000 and a Warrant Officer Class One up to £48,000.

We also offer:

  • A structured career with employment potential to 55 years of age
  • A full time salaried and pensionable career, as a professional musician
  • The opportunity to gain diplomas and degrees, subsidised by the Army
  • To play alongside some of the world's best musicians, in 1 of 22 Regular Army bands, based throughout the United Kingdom
  • Extensive travel opportunities performing at venues and arenas around the world
  • The chance to perform in a variety of musical ensembles playing varied musical genres
  • The opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting and adventurous training activities
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Low accommodation charges

Age exception - over 33 contact us direct

You can join the Corps of Army Music as a regular soldier up to the age of 36 years and 11 months old.

The current online application form only accepts soldier applications if you are under 33.

If you want to join and are over 33 please call the CAMUS recruiting team on 020 8744 8642 and they will talk you through the process for making your application.

Contact us about joining

Corps of Army Music
Corps Engagement Team
Kneller Hall
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW2 7DU

Email: CAMUSHQ-CET-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

Telephone: 0208 744 8681