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Corps of Army Music

The Corps of Army Music delivers musical support to the Army and the wider Defence community. The role of Headquarters is to give direction and professional advice on Army music matters and develop the ethos of Army musicians.
 

What We Do

The Corps of Army Music is the public face of the Army and supports National and Defence interests around the globe, where its specialist musical abilities cross international languages and cultures.

These specialist musical capabilities include:

  • Symphonic Wind Bands 
  • Mounted Band
  • Brass Bands 
  • String Orchestra
  • Rock/Pop Groups
  • Fanfare Trumpeters
  • Small Ensembles (quintets etc)
  • Traditional Folk Music Groups

MUSIC WORLDWIDE

Bands support the ethos, tradition and identity of our Armed Forces around the globe. At home we are the public face of the Army by supporting troops marching through towns and cities, performing in concert halls or at county shows, Beating the Retreat or performing at State Ceremonial occasions.

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.

Music is utilised in the British Armed Forces as a source of influence. It contributes to the moral component of fighting power by supporting the ethos, tradition and identity of our personnel.

Want 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 60. Fantastic travel opportunities with the chance to perform at great venues and events around the world.

The Corps of Army Music is interested in your performance and potential rather than just music qualifications. 

Not all musicians have recognised musical qualifications, so with or without them you may gain entry in to the Corps by audition alone. If you can demonstrate you have the potential we are looking for, we can help develop it to the full. Interested then please get in touch:

Telephone: 020 8744 8668
Email: CAMUSHQ-CET-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

The role of the Headquarters is to give direction and professional advice on Army music matters and develop and sustain the ethos of Army musicians.

In 2007 Her Majesty The Queen appointed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex as the Colonel in Chief of the Corps of Army Music.

In 2019 the British Army reviewed how it could improve the way it delivers Army music. A number of bands co-located to enhance their high standards and create greater career opportunities for musicians.

History of CAMUS

The Corps of Army Music was formed in 1994 under the Options for Change Defence Review. All Regular Army Bands are part of the Corps of Army Music.

Today's modern military musicians are extremely capable and multi talented and perform in various sized groups, from Marching Band to Rock & Pop Group, Mounted Band to String Orchestra.

The home of the Corps is Kneller Hall, Twickenham, a site that encompasses the Headquarters, Corps of Army Music and The Royal Military School of Music. The School was founded by His Royal Highness Field Marshal the Duke of Cambridge after his appointment as Commander in Chief in 1857, when the first class of military musicians was formed, a Class of Music.

The establishment was graciously retitled as The Royal Military School of Music in the Golden Jubilee year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1887. A plaque to commemorate the Centenary of the School's opening was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1957.

 

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Our Bands

  • The Band of The Household Cavalry
    Located in Windsor. Telephone: 01753 755209
  • Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Located in Central London: Telephone: 0207 414 3253
  • Band of the Coldstream Guards
    Located in Central London: Telephone: 0207 414 3299
  • Band of the Scots Guards
    Located in Central London: Telephone: 0207 414 3266
  • Band of the Irish Guards
    Located in Central London: Telephone: 0207 414 3253
  • Band of the Welsh Guards
    Located in Central London: Telephone: 0207 414 3266
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  • The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    Located in Edinburgh. Telephone: 01313 102735
  • The Band of the Prince of Wales
    Located near Cardiff. Telephone: 01446 797154
  • The Band and Bugles of The Rifles
    Located in Worthy Down. Telephone: 01962 887587
  • The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
    Located in Folkestone. Telephone: 01303 715300
  • The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra
    Located in Woolwich. Telephone: 0208 781 3219
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  • British Army Bands Catterick incorporating The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps, The Band of The King's Division and The Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
    Located in Catterick. Telephone: 01748 872238
  • British Army Bands Colchester incorporating The Band of The Parachute Regiment, The Band of the Army Air Corps and The Band of The Queen's Division.
    Located in Colchester. Telephone: 01206 815291
  • British Army Bands Sandhurst incorporating The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps and The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.
    Located in Deepcut. Telephone: 01252 833494
  • British Army Bands Tidworth incorporating The Royal Artillery Band, The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers and The Band of the Adjutant General's Corps.
    Located in Tidworth. Telephone: 01980 650814

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Recruiting

The Corps of Army Music is recruiting right now. For more information about joining CAMUS get in touch with the Corps Engagement Team.

CAMUS Corps Engagement Team, Royal Military School of Music , Kneller Hall, Twickenham, TW2 7DU
Tel: 020 8744 8668 Email CAMUSHQ-CET-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

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